Injuries to children derived from the use of smartphones and tablets
Do you know that children who spend too much time with tablets and smartphones are developing muscle problems in their hands and fingers? Experts begin to warn of the danger of frequent use of touch screens, since in the long term it can be a problem for children. And is that by using touch screens
Do you know that children who spend too much time with tablets and smartphones are developing muscle problems in their hands and fingers?
Experts begin to warn of the danger of frequent use of touch screens, since in the long term it can be a problem for children. And is that by using touch screens are not working muscles necessary for writing.
The children of the generation of touch screens
In the United States, pediatricians are already warning that their children are coming to the clinic with muscular problems on their hands derived from the excessive use of technology due to the fact that many minors use unlimited touch screens. These children spend more than two hours in front of the smartphone or tablet either playing or watching series.
Other activities such as writing, drawing, making crafts, that enhance the development of the muscles of the hand, something basic to write well, are becoming obsolete. Homes have now become technological, and children prefer to spend more time playing with mom or dad's phone than coloring a drawing.
The American Academy of Pediatrics warns that children should not spend more than two hours with the iPad a day and even children under two years should not invest any time in front of the screen. They also advise to move these devices away from children's rooms.
Other problems related to the excessive use of technology that is already affecting children is:
- Neck problems and back injuries.
- Childhood obesity.
- Addiction, obsession and anguish.
- Myopia and eyestrain.
The tablets and smartphones seem to be the new toys of the children and those who do not have them usually complain to their parents because all their friends have these devices and they are 'out of tune'. In any case, limiting and controlling their use can help children not develop any of these injuries.