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10 Alarming Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned For Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state that newborns aged 0-2 years should not have any disclosure to technology, 3-5 years must be limited to one hour per day, and 6-18 years must be limited to 2 hours per day (AAP 2001/13, CPS 2010).

Teenagers and youth use 4-5 times the suggested outlay of technology, with severe and often life-threatening outcomes (Kaiser Foundation 2010, Active Healthy Kids Canada 2012). Handheld gadgets (cell phones, tablets, electronic games) have dramatically enhanced the approachability and usage of technology, notably by very young children (Common Sense Media, 2013).

So, a pediatric occupational therapist Cris Rowan, calling parents, teachers, and governments to ban the use of all handheld devices for children under the age of 12 years.
There are ten research-based reasons for this prohibition.  

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10 Alarming Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned For Children

10 Alarming Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned For Children

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1. Rapid Brain Growth

1. Rapid Brain Growth

2. Delayed Development.

2. Delayed Development.

3. Epidemic Obesity

3. Epidemic Obesity

4. Sleep Deprivation.

4. Sleep Deprivation.

5. Mental Illness.

5. Mental Illness.

6. Aggression.

6. Aggression.

7. Digital Dementia.

7. Digital Dementia.

8. Addictions.

8. Addictions.

9. Radiation Emission

9. Radiation Emission

10. Unsustainable.

10. Unsustainable.

Pros and cons

Pros and cons

Every parent should follow this guideline.

Every parent should follow this guideline.

So parents, be careful with your children and feel free to share with every friend possible. Your suggestions are always welcome.

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