(MENAFN- Pajhwok Afghan News)
KABUL (Pajhwok): Health experts have warned against the used of smart phones by kids as a toy and said this could cause cancer, tumor, memory loss and eyesight problems in the future.
They said the use of smart phone was the need of the hour but its excessive use was not only harmful for kids but as well as for elders because they produce a type of ray.
With the advancement of technology and internet the use of smart headphones which has active internet and connected to social media networks is commonly used by the people of all ages especially among youth.
Parents who relax kids with mobiles
Fawzia from the Chahrahi Qambar area of Kabul said:“My child is 5 year old and he is accustomed to playing with the smart phone, when he sees it with me or his father he cries to take it and start exploring the mobile. He knows several option and programmers In the mobile.”
She said she knew the handicaps of mobile phones for kids but she had no option to relax her kid but to give the mobile.
She was worried about the sleep issue of her kid and said most of the time her kid afraid in the sleep and woke up suddenly.
Fatimah, the resident of Darulaman area, said:“I try a lot to keep my kids away from mobiles but nowadays it is very difficult to keep children away from mobiles,” she said.
Referring to the negative effects of mobile she said kids could not be relaxed with other option and playing tools.
“I am not at home during the day and come in the evening so when I don home chores I have to give them mobile to keep quiet and I could work,” she said.
Farid the resident of Paktiakot area of Kabul, said:“Two years ago, I installed the PUBG game on my phone and sometimes I played by myself, but most of the time my little brother, who was 5 years old, played it. Gradually, my brother's interest in this game increased and he didn't even sleep at night until the morning and was busy playing PUBG.”
He added later his brother paralyzed and his condition worsened finally he died.
He said:“When my brother was paralyzed, we went to the doctor to find out why this happened, because he didn't have any disease before and he was completely healthy. The doctors said that the effect of excessive use of mobile phones was reason behind his illness.”
Health experts believed excessive use of mobile phones were dangerous for everyone specially children.
Use of smart phones by kids hazardous
Dr. Fridullah Umari, trainer and internal diseases specialist in Antani Hospital, said various researches that have been done showed that people and children who spend most of their time with mobile phones will face vision problems, overweight, brain problems and deafness in the future.
He said the excessive use of mobile among children less than 4 years old will cause different ears, brain cancers and they will reach adultness before normal age.
He said says that the use of mobile phones and tablets causes addiction, and the use of the Internet also causes moral disorders.
“My advice is that in order to keep your children calm don't give them mobile phones and tablets and don't gamble with their lives. At the same moment, they may calm down for a few minutes, but in the future, it will cause trouble and unrest for the child and his family, which should be avoided by keeping mobile phones and tablets away,” said Dr. Umari.
He referred books and notebooks that have interesting paintings as alternative for mobile phones to relax children.
Dr. Syed Farid Shah Rafie, another internal diseases expert, said The research that has been done showed that children who are under two years of age should be kept away from smart phones, because of various complications such as learning disorders, weakening of the brain, delay in the speed of brain growth, eye problems, appetite disturbances, cancer diseases and The risk of brain tumors will also there in the future.
He believed the use of electronic devices, especially mobile phones, has spread radiation, which is likely to cause cancer among children, because this radiation is carcinogenic
An internet page Dr. Mohandas wrote:“In recent decades, the use of mobile phones is more than just a call. On an average, each person picks up their cell phone more than two hundred times a day to work with it. The range of mobile electromagnetic waves overlaps with the human intercellular communication system, and this issue causes irreparable disorders in the body.”
Mobile phones cause damage to the retina, sleep disorders, neck syndrome, the possibility of brain cancer, negative effects on the fetus of a pregnant mother, depression and hearing loss in the eyes of the user.