Do you like your kids having a mobile phone?


Mobiles & our kids

A recent UK survey showed that three-quarters of Britons are against children having mobile phones, Reuters reports, but despite this we know that the majority of children possess a mobile phone. Do believe it is a good idea that your child has a mobile because enables you keep in contact with them? Or do you take view they should not have them?

There is also the unresolved matter of what effect the mobile phone signal has peoples health. It has suggested that young children and adolescents may be more susceptible to the harmful effects of mobiles. The problem is the medical data is limited, much more research needs to be done. Governments and the industry are playing the risks down due their vested interests. This attitude has been likened to that of the tobacco industry and cancer 40 years years ago, are we destined to repeat the same mistake with the lives of our children? The problem is that truthfully that there  is insufficient evidence to date. Personally, I think we should be cautious about mobile usage in young children until there is more data available. So what are your thoughts on this?

Mobile phones may cause cancer

This issue has resurfaced again. It has been in the wings ever since there has  been a health related issues  to mobile phone aerials. This recent article is by no means conclusive and suggest that much more research is needed on this subject.

However, what it does mean is that all mobile phone users need to think about taking sensible precautions until the research gives us clearer information.


For example

1.  Don’t place mobile next to the body.

2.  Use texting or email when possible.

3.  Move phone away whilst your mobile is dailing the number.

4.  Use phone headset  keeping mobile 20 cms from body or hands free if possible.

Mobile phone manufacturers gives us such advice in small print with the instructions you get when you get a new mobile phone – it is not easy to find. But the warning is there and it may shock people to know this – clearly they have not highlighted this fact. What this article does is raise is awareness in the public domain so we can all make a more informed decision as to how we use our mobiles.