A blog post written up by The Huffington Post from Sonoma State University college professor and ecotherapist Shepherd Bliss, reports on a pediatrician who was shocked to see a three-year-old using a cell phone.
“The three-year-old just walked right past me, talking into a cell phone,” the Santa Rosa, CA, pediatrician said. “I was amused at first. Then I felt sad.”… The “kids on cell phones” issue isn’t unique to the U.S. On June 23, 2009, the UK’s The Times reported that “half of British children aged 5 to 9 own a mobile phone.”
So what’s the problem?
Well, for starters there are are serious concerns that growing kids’ health may be harmed by electromagnetic frequency emissions from cell phones.
And even if science proves these fears to be groundless (which it certainly hasn’t done yet), Bliss is also worried about “the long-term consequences of young children already taking their gaze away from living people and constantly-changing nature to look down into and be captured by static machines.”
He wonders “Who benefits and what is lost? What is appropriate technology use? What induces obsessive/compulsive/addictive behavior?”