A COUPLE OF SPANISH yoofs have been sent to the loony bin after being diagnosed to be addicted to their mobile phones.
The 12 and 13 year old ninos were shipped off to Lleida’s Youth Mental Health Centre, near Barcelona, after their poor old padres couldn’t seem to prise the mobiles from their precious’ paws. The parents told the Spanish press that their children were incapable of carrying out any normal activities without their cell phones, which, to be fair, is just not normal.
Apparently the little critters were flunking in school and telling porkies to their gullible relatives to get more money to spend on their precious handsets. It starts with handsets, and descends down a slippery slope to heroin, we should know.
At the clinic, the youngsters have had their handsets ripped from their clenched fists, and have now been “clean” for three months.
Spanish news sources note that it took the parents 18 months to realise their offspring actually had a problem. This could be to do with the fact that mobile phone addiction syndrome is characterised by irritability, withdrawn and antisocial behaviour, and poor concentration in class. Pretty much what characterises every other teenager world over. µ
La vanguardia (Spanish)
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