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If you have been receiving our newsletters for a while then you know that our newsletters are a little different than most companies because we don’t always focus on kids’ formalwear. Sometimes, we like to give you updates and advice regarding various parenting topics that we think you might be interested in. This week is one of those weeks.
I recently read an article stating that wireless devices for children can cause a lot of damage in the long run due to the radiation put off by these wireless devices. The devices in question include cell phones, iPads, iPods, etc. If you’ve ever taken the time to read the fine print that comes with these devices, you’ll find a warning about the possible health risks associated with them. The issue is that these health risks were written under the assumption that an average man weight 220 pounds is who will be using the devices.
Obviously, women and children of all ages use these devices. When it comes to children, their skulls are thinner, which allows their brains to absorb more radiation from these devices than adults do. Over time, this can cause a variety of health problems for children, young adults and adults who have been using the devices for years.
So, what exactly is a parent supposed to do? We all know that the world we live in one where technology is used every day…and, this isn’t likely going to change. Below are a few suggestions for how we can help keep our children safer in regards to these devices.
- Wait A Little Longer. It can be very tempting to purchase a cell phone or other wireless device for our children when they are in grade school because most of their friends will already have these devices. However, knowing what we know now, it’s going to be more beneficial if we can wait until our kids are older and really need a mobile device (say, Jr. High when they are attending more extracurricular events). Not to mention, it will help our pocketbooks too!
- Restrict Use. It’s not just kids in grade school who are wanting wireless devices, children as young as toddlers are learning how to play games on the iPad and iPhone. With all of the educational apps and interactive games available, it’s very easy to let the kids play these devices when we need some “quiet time” – in other words, they make good babysitters. There’s no denying the fact that there will be times when you’ll need something to keep your child quiet and our wireless devices are a good solution. However, considering the health risks, make sure you restrict the use of these devices to only those “necessary” times.
- Turn Wireless Devices Off at Home. Why not go ahead and make a new rule at home…Turn All Wireless Devices Off at Home. There’s no arguing that this rule will be hard for everyone to follow at home as most of us use our wireless devices all day and night long. However, this rule will train your kids to look for other things to keep them entertained and you’ll find that you’re able to spend more quality time with your family when you aren’t distracted with these devices.
Hopefully you have found this newsletter informative and have opened your mind to limiting the use of wireless devices for your children. If you are interested in reading the actual article that inspired this newsletter, you can find it here:
http://www.newsmaxhealth.com/headline_health/buying_wireless_kids_gadg/2011/11/23/419107.html. The article is full of additional information and suggestions for how to keep your children healthier in regards to wireless devices.
Have a wonderful day!
Your Friends at Kidsformal.com