Handheld devices have increased the accessibility and usage of technology by young children. Cris Rowan,is calling to ban the use of all handheld devices for kids up to 12 years of age.
This article gives 10 reasons not to allow kids at a young age to use devices, citing these points: Rapid brain growth, Delayed development, Epidemic obesity, Sleep deprivation, Mental Illness, Aggression, Digital dementia, Addiction, Radiation emissions, and Unsustainability. It is well cited and substantiated. As an educator and parent it should cause concern and reflection.
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