If you think that radiation to the head area is the worst danger of using a cell phone, you may want to hear the latest study from the Child Development journal.
A new study shows definitively that using a cell phone at night increases anxiety and depression – with a rise of 70 percent in these mental health problems in teenagers. Why is that?
Lack of sleep often leads to depression and lowered self-esteem, and there’s a definite link between depression and delinquency, the study finds.
What can parents do? It may be really hard, but you’re going to have to make bedrooms media-free. All phones, tablets, laptops, gaming devices and anything else electronic should be in your bedroom at bedtime. No exceptions.
Yes, it will cause a minor riot at your house. Yes, the kids will hate it. Just do it.