“The difference between technology and slavery is that slaves are fully aware that they are not free.” ―Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Internet Addiction : A Growing Concern In Youth

Theme

The phenomenon of internet addiction has grown to be one of the most discussed and clinically implicated areas in research for the last decade. According to a report, half of all teenagers say they “feel addicted” to their mobile devices—two-thirds have a smartphone, and they spend an average of nine hours a day consuming digital media. What drives youths from “normal use” to addiction to the Internet and technology? Young people are spending most of their time in online activities including pornography, gambling, online video games, excessive chatting, cyber bullying and cyber crimes etc. India has the youngest population in the world but it’s our responsibility to inculcate the right habits among next generation so we don’t lose the power of our young just in surfing online.

Guidelines

1. Any political or communal content and/or comment shall be disqualified with immediate effect.

2. Co-authorship is allowed to a maximum of 2 authors only.

3. The competition is open to all

4. The submission can be made in any format.

5. The content should be the original work of the writer and should not have been given to any other competition or for any publication.

6. Plagiarised content shall not be entertained.

7. Judgment shall be based on points given on the criteria of content, language & uniqueness.

8. No extension in deadline shall be allowed.

9. The decision of the judges shall be final and binding.

10. The Registration can be done by sending the softcopy to essay@antfant.in

Timeline

Deadline: The last date for submission of article is 15th Aug 2021.

1st Prize

Certificate

Cash

Gift Vouchers

2nd Prize

Certificate

Cash

Gift Vouchers

3rd Prize

Certificate

Cash

Gift Vouchers

Others Prize

1. All participants are entitled to receive participation certificates.

2. The 10 winners of the essay contest will be announced on the websites and Facebook pages.

3. The writers of the 10 winning essays will receive Certificates of Recognition.

4. The 10 essays will finally be published in the form of a book entitled BetterYouth BetterIndia BY YOUNG INDIANS. The book will credit the contributor of each essay as well as the judges involved with the process of assessment and evaluation.