Monday, December 08, 2014

The side-effects of young children using mobile / handheld devices

In current generation where penetration rate of mobile devices is high, we see many including young children often using mobile devices while travelling, in school or even before bedtime. A fact sheet published on Zone'in advised infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per day, and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per day.


The fact sheet researched on areas:
  • Technology Use: usage statistics; technology addiction prevalence
  • Physical Impairments: developmental delay; obesity, cardiovascular disorders and diabetes; movement deprivation, sensory overstimulation, elecrtromagnetic radiation, sleep disruption
  • Mental Disorders: human detachment and mental illness; psychotropic medication, restraints, and seclusion rooms, touch deprivation, pornography and risky behavior
  • Social Disorders: communication, aggression and declining empathy,
  • Academic Decline: attention deficit; illiteracy, education technology;
  • Implications and Solutions: costs, technology screening an management, playgrounds as epicenter for child development and learning

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