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Impact of Smartphones on Kids

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Impact of Smartphones on Kids

How Smartphone affect our lifestyle?

By Admin 16th Jan, 2015 11:54 am

In this age of globalisation, the smartphone plays an important role; we cannot imagine life around us without one. The impact of smartphones is so intense that it has completely changed our lifestyles. Nowadays, kids find smartphones even more fascinating than outdoor activities. Today, every child wants a smartphone and can willfully negotiate with their parents for one. Technology comes with its impact, but how do we deal with it?

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Communication

Communication which plays a vital role in child welfare is at great risk due to technology. Today, kids are more active in the virtual world because of smartphones. They have limited their interaction to just texting and mailing. Such kids use smartphones so much that they have compromised social life for virtual reality. Games and other entertainment applications usually discourage interaction with other kids and people around. This escape into a world of fantasy endangers a child’s ability to evolve as an effective communicator.

Lack of Creativity

When online, students usually get trapped doing multiple tasks on their smartphones. The time spent using their smartphones does not leave space for their creative thoughts to flourish. Kids now often seek help from smartphone applications to complete class homework or school projects rather than work on their own creative ideas.

Addiction

Students are getting addicted to staying online. They unknowingly put their health at stake. With every ring or message from the phone comes a feeling of eagerness to know what’s happening. Some children also take their smartphones to bed, making it their sleep buddy. At night, when the brain seeks its relaxation, it is fed with more information and thoughts. Insomnia soon creeps in after several nights of crowding our brain  with unwanted thoughts.

If kids want to win over the smartphone, then they need to start using it moderately. We cannot avoid using the gadget completely, but we can at least practise to use it more as a tool for our improvement.

Tejal Mistry

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