The most advanced and effective communication device in this century is the Mobile phone. A mobile phone is not only being used by a corporate or highly qualified professional. People from all types of social groups have mobile phones in their hands now. The usage of the mobile phone is not increased only with all social groups but also with people of all age groups. Children are the more noticeable group as they are using cell phones of all types.
Harmful Effects of Mobile Phones on Children
A recent research study shows that children are really capable of using an advanced type of mobile phones even without any proper guidance. Though mobile phones are the effective mode of communication, it is a well-known fact that it also has adverse side effects if being overused. Mobile phones emit shockwave radioactive radiation that affects the children body in various manners.
Side Effects of Mobile Phones on Children's Health
Today's children are growing up in a radio-frequency environment that never existed in human history before. The radiation emitted by mobile phones and mobile phone masts can have adverse effects on children. Some include:
Mobile Phone affects Your Immunity Status: Cell phones after a full day usage contains many germs on their display which are highly numbered than your toilet seats. These germs are easily transferred to your body as you touch frequently or use close to your face for talking. This increases the risk of exposure to the germs and reduces your immune strength as immune status is not fully developed for children. Increase Risk of Chronic Pains: Prolonged use of mobile phones for playing games or texting requires continuous movement for your hands which may develop chronic pain in joints of your shoulders and hands.
Effect of the Mobile phone on Vision Problem: While using small size mobile phone screen to read some text, article for long hours, the child put lots of pressure or strain on eyes and sometimes it starts to dry out and start headaches. Children when concentrating much on playing games on mobile phones they even fail to blink frequently with the increased interest and attraction towards the game. This causes the dryness of the conjunctiva and also increases the ocular tension. Increase stress level: Affects your emotions negatively and increases the stress level
Mobile Phone Safety Tips For Kids
As a parent, you must take preventive measures to minimize your child's exposure to the harmful effects of mobile phones. These include:
Do not give cell phones if your child is under 16 years. A child's brain is too sensitive to withstand the effects of mobile radiation. Do not let your child hold a mobile phone directly up to his head. Use an air-tube headset instead. Do not let your child make calls on buses, trains, cars, and elevators. The mobile phone works harder to get the signal out through the metal, which increases the power level.
Do not let your child use a cell phone when the signal is weak. It will increase the power to the maximum, as the phone attempts to connect to a new relay antenna. Limit the use of cell phones around children.
Make sure that there is no mobile phone mast or network tower near your home or your kid's school. Do not let children take mobile phones to school.
Do not leave mobile phones in your children's bedroom at night.