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Cell Phones And Kids (Overview)

Cell phones and kids is a topic that includes recommendations for adults to monitor who kids talk with, the types of websites visited by kids, the amount of time spent on cell phones, privacy and safety issues, etc


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What sort of issues surround cell phones and kids?

What sort of issues surround cell phones and kids?

Driving: There is no proven harm from cell phone use. The major health risk is probably teenagers who use cell phones while driving. Foolish for the obvious reason of increased risk of mva. ...Read more

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Cell Phones And Kids (Overview)

Cell phones and kids is a topic that includes recommendations for adults to monitor who kids talk with, the types of websites visited by kids, the amount of time spent on cell phones, privacy and safety issues, etc


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Friends, what do you feel about the health hazards of cell phone use by kids, what to do?

Friends, what do you feel about the health hazards of cell phone use by kids, what to do?

Radiofrequency: Cell phones are a source of radio frequency radiation, however at this time, there is lack of significant evidence to show that cell phones can lead to an increased risk to formation of brain tumors or any other health conditions. Many of the studies already done have biases or data that is not conclusive. ...Read more

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Will giving a cell phone to your kid cause him to have anti-social behavior?

Give guidance too!: Just giving your child adult electronic tools without guidelines on their use is just as dangerous as giving them a chain saw without instruction in how to ue it.But with proper instruction and guidelines, it can be a useful tool. First, two musts - never use in school and never take to bed. Beyond that, you need to set limits and customize its use. Help them learn appropriate social norms in use. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if cell phones cause health problems in kids?

Can you tell me if cell phones cause health problems in kids?

Cellphones: Cell phones can affect health if used while driving. Many states have laws preventing cell use while driving. ...Read more

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From what age can kids start using cell phones without getting any brain problems, what to do?

From what age can kids start using cell phones without getting any brain problems, what to do?

Radiofrequency: Cell phones are a source of radio frequency radiation, however at this time, there is lack of significant evidence to show that cell phones can lead to an increased risk to formation of brain tumors or any other health conditions. Many of the studies already done have biases or data that is not conclusive. ...Read more

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A few months ago read that brain tumours&cell phones can be linked? Why let kids have them?

A few months ago read that brain tumours&cell phones can be linked? Why let kids have them?

While there are: Purportedly inks to "radiation" from cell phones and brain tumors, if there was a link, one would expect and astronomical increase in brain tumors from 1990 to 2010. There is no change. So if there is a link, it is weak and causation is quite inefficient and low. One has to balance the risk (low) with benefit, and that depends on the child, their age, and maturity. ...Read more

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Can kids can get brain cancer if they use cell phones so, from what age is it safe for kids to use them?

Can kids can get brain cancer if they use cell phones so, from what age is it safe for kids to use them?

Any age: The claim about brain cancer makes no sense biologically, the studies are retrospective with weak links (i.e., junk) and the only true-believers are a couple of militants, some lawyers and international-health types wanting to cover themselves. In one of the big studies, people using cell phones got more tumors on the side opposite to the one where they held the phone. Don't trouble yourself. ...Read more

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If cell phones are "safe, " then why are headsets recommended?

Driving: Cell phones and the new culture of texting and getting distract in the road, are potencial risk for dying or get severlly injured. As a consequense, the current recommendation is the use of the headset to avoid getting distracted and have a car accident beside they may prevent injuries not only accident but neck strain and headaches for bad neck positioning while talking by phone. ...Read more

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What are the ways that cell phones affect your health?

It may be: Related to the energy waves that impact the ear and brain. One surgeon reported an increase in acoustic neuroma (a rare tumor) but it did not prove it. ...Read more