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8 Very Important Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Forbidden For Kids Under 12 Years

Nowadays, it is a common sight to see young children using handheld devices like cell phones and tablets. However, according to experts, these gadgets should be avoided by children younger than 12.

Undoubtedly, developing technology has significantly altered and improved our lifestyles. But no one can also deny the fact that it has a devastating effect on our health, and especially on the well- being of ur children.

Namely, these gadgets can greatly impair their development, so we should not allow them to use these devices.

Researchers warn us that technology harms the youngest, so we should restrict their use. Infants, toddlers and kids have free access to the viral world, which lacks the needed  key factors for their growth, skills and behavior.

We reveal the important reasons why you should not allow your kids use these devices:

1.Reduced Development

These gadgets reduce the movement of all people, meaning that it can lead to a delayed development in children. Movement allows children to develop learning and attention- based skills.

Due to this, almost one in three children entering school can experience:

⦁    Negative effect on literacy

⦁    Delayed development

⦁    Negative effect on academic success


This addiction to technology may lead to a gap between you and your child. In the absence of parental attachment, they get more addicted to these gadgets. Studies show that one out of eleven children between 8 and 18 is a technology addict.

3.Eye Problems

Long exposure to screens will easily lead to eye problems, or even a computer vision syndrome. You can prevent eye issues by limiting the amount of time you kid spends  in front of these screens (30 minutes).

4.Widespread Obesity

The presence of gadgets in their rooms increases the risk of obesity by 30%, and the possibility of further complications of this disease.  Statistics says that 25% of all Canadian and 33% of all U.S. kids are obese.

Moreover, around 30% of obese kids are likely to become diabetic, which raises the risk of a heart attack and stroke. Generally, this can seriously influence the life expectancy of the child.

5.Mental Illness

Frequent and long exposure to newest technology has been shown to lead to the following disturbing conditions in the development of children:

⦁    Autism

⦁    Child anxiety

⦁    Psychosis

⦁    Bipolar disorder

⦁    Depression

⦁    Attachment disorder

⦁    Attention deficit

⦁    Problematic behavior

For instance, one in six children in Canada have been diagnosed a type of mental illness.

6.Negative effect on Children’s Future

Technology lacks the ability to teach your child the practical life lessons and skills required for future life, so the overexposure to these gadgets and media may negatively affect its future.

7.Insufficient Sleep

Experts warn that about 60% of all parents don’t pay attention to their children when they are using these devices. The parents of more than 75% of children permit them to use technology gadgets in their rooms, which means that they can stay all night awake.

Namely, children from 9 to 10 are deprived from sleep, which complicated their function during the day and affects their success at school.

8.Emission of Radiation

Cell phones has been classified in the category 2B risks due to the radiation emitted by them by the WHO in May 2011, which means that they can lead to cancer.

After a thorough research in 2013, Dr. Anthony Miller of the University of Toronto’s School of Public Health proposed to reclassify exposure to radio frequency as 2A., meaning ‘probably carcinogen’, so this indicates that these devices are far bigger threat.


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