My Mother Says that studies have shown the negative effects of giving handheld devices to children under the age of 12.
- Brain development
The brain of a child under the age of 12 is in constant development. This is why they are curious and ask too much questions. If you don’t offer them the much needed attention and you leave them with their phones, iPads, TV and internet the children are at risk to develop certain brain damages and have problems with attention, impaired learning, cognitive delays and self – regulation.
- Developmental consequences
Electronics and technology makes the children lazy and have consequences on their movement and development. Because of this, many adults later have problems with literacy and academic achievement.
- Risk of Dementia
Technology captivates the attention of the child attacking its brain and later causing attention deficit or problems with concentration and memory. All of this interferes with later life causing serious mental illness or impaired ability to learn.