Prevalence of Conduct Disorder in Relationship with Social Media Violence among Children in Peshawar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Pakistan

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Talha Hassan, Nayab Ali, Seema Zubair, Muhammad Jawad, Saima Sarir, Muhammad Waqas, Maryam


The study aimed at finding the association of prevalence of conduct disorder with social media violence among children. The study was conducted in District Peshawar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the psychiatry ward of children in Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTHA sample size for the present study was (100) patients’ parents for the collection of primary data. Data was collected through a face-to-face interview over a well-designed interview schedule while ensuring the incorporation of each aspect of the study. Conduct disorder was significantly found associated with attributes, such as, watching violent media or program on social media (P=0.110),Children learn and imitate violent behavior very easily from watching of violent contents on social media (P=0.000),Violent media games usage by children (P=0.001). Regular advertisement of violence media against of same country (P=0.001), Cyber bulling through social media cites are responsible for conduct disorder in children (P=0.000). The study explored that the government should establish a department of counseling in each hospital for conduct disorder children to cope the menace on early basis were extended that some of the recommendation in the light of study.

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