Before parents hand their kids the latest iPhone, they might want to consider how smartphones may affect behaviors. While these devices are incredibly popular, they also come with certain risks.
Parents need to know what they are getting themselves into by putting smartphones in the hands of children. Let’s consider some of ways smartphones may be affecting teens, especially when using them without limits or supervision.
How Smartphones May Affect Behaviors In Adults and Teens
I know I often talk about the psychological, emotional, relational, and spiritual dangers that smartphones bring to the table with respect to parenting our kids. But there’s more; the latest research now shows links to depression and ADD with excessive smartphone use. But, for the moment, forget all the lies, addictive sex, and violence that our kids are regularly exposed to on these things.
The electromagnetic fields, alone, that radiate from these devices are now also being linked to mood and behavior disorders. And it’s not just in kids—it affects adults also. But, wait, there’s even more: fatigue and brain-fog are yet two more liabilities associated with smartphones. It’s time we Christian parents get ahead of the curve on all this.
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