Side Effects of Mobile on Children

Side Effects of Mobile on Children

Today’s world is a world of technology and inventions, and there are many tools which essentially facilitate our life. Mobile phones play an important role in the development of human civilization but their excessive use brings severe problems.  Now a days children can be seen engaged in their mobile phones. Children can be seen talking on mobile for a long time and late night chatting with friends. Children of age group  8-16 years are spending their most of the time in gaming, social media and watching  various trending videos. However, continued use and exposure to the phone can have harmful effects on the children.

It’s been for long time that children are consuming lot of the time on mobile phones which might be very risky for present generation children. According to a study, children between the age of 12 to 14 watch explicit video content. It has been found that people who talk on the phone for 7 to 8 hour a day are 50% more likely to develop brain cancer. Apart from cancer risk, mobile phones affect our nervous system. They may cause sleep disorders, short temper, depression etc.  These symptoms are mostly seen in teenagers.

As per the experts, children who are texting and playing games on mobile phone have direct effects on their eyes and also on their brain. They get addicted to cell phone at young age if they get mobile phones at an early age. They are not aware of the fact that how to judiciously use mobile phone. So they need to be monitored by their parents. Guardian must monitor their children’s activities on their phone. These precautions help their kids to utilize the potential of mobile phone in positive way.

One should always remember that mobile phone is a friend, not a master, and it should never be used too much.

Shivani Jha

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