shiv kumar pada
The modern era is an era of science and technology that has conquered the entire universe through the latest inventions and innovations, and information technology, which has enabled humans to access information from all over the world with the click of a button, deserves special mention. . . The Internet, mobile, and screen media have proven to be great sources of knowledge, information, and entertainment for subscribers in the modern world.
Information technology has, on the one hand, revolutionized the fields of world trade, health, information, weather forecasting, entertainment, and surveillance, but on the other hand, its addiction and overexposure have brought many physical and psychological dangers. I am. For children and young children. We often see young children and adolescents listening to music with earphones in their ears as they cross roads and railroad tracks, drive cars, ride buses and trains without paying attention to what’s going on around them. While traveling, we routinely observe accidents that often result in fatalities. . The children of most families can be seen huddled in a corner playing video games on their cell phones or iPods, or glued to the TV screen for hours together, staring at anime channels. Children’s dependence on these devices not only negatively impacts their physical and mental health, but also distances them from their social network of relationships.
Television is an audiovisual enhancer, providing an unnatural level of sensory stimulation that compels even crawling babies to crane their necks toward the glowing television screen. Because television is a huge and influential entertainment industry, it is becoming a major public health problem. Research shows that prolonged exposure to television screens during early and late childhood increases the likelihood of attention and cognitive problems, sleep disturbances, body fat accumulation, inactivity, and communication problems. Television viewing in children under 3 years of age has been shown to have a negative impact on mathematical skills, reading comprehension, and comprehension skills in early childhood and beyond. Excessive television viewing during childhood and adolescence is associated with poorer educational outcomes by age 30. Children who are exposed to screens for long periods of time sleep less and experience more sleep disturbances than previous generations. Excessive television viewing in children and adolescents is an independent contributing factor to obesity. One study found that children who watched TV or mobile phones for more than two hours a day between the ages of 5 and 15 developed serious health risks years later, with a 15% increase in blood cholesterol. , 17% for obesity, 17% for smoking, and 15% for poor cardiovascular function.
Children, especially from educated and economically sound families, are becoming addicted to video games played on iPods, cell phones, and computers. They usually fall prey to mood swings, decreased imagination, and excessive focus on in-game achievements to the exclusion of other real-life events and social isolation. Excessive use of video games on mobile phones can lead to a child becoming addicted as these games have built-in reward and reinforcement mechanisms that make the child more interested in interacting with the game than in real life. disease. Children who play video games often skip meals, neglect personal hygiene, gain or lose weight, and become sleep deprived. Continuously using earphones to listen to mobile music while working, exercising, driving or traveling can damage the auditory nerve due to loud volumes that are not suitable for human ears, because the human inner ear is more vulnerable to loud volumes. This can lead to hearing loss and permanent hearing loss. There’s a sound. Parents these days are facing serious problems related to the overabundance of screen media, especially mobile. Mothers often use their mobile phones to put their children to sleep. Mothers escape their parenting duties by entrusting their young children to lifeless mechanical mobiles. Children who go to school do not forget to put their mobile phones in their school bags along with their textbooks and have fun during school time. Instead of discussing academic problems with a peer group or with the teacher of the subject concerned. They waste their precious time watching disturbing videos, posts, and obscene documents posted on Facebook. It proves to be very damaging to their future life and personality. They make new contacts with strangers and exchange immature chats on whattsapp, which often leads to unexpected incidents. It turns out to be detrimental to their life. Mobile phones with features such as Facebook, TikTok, Reels, Messenger, etc. are more dangerous, especially for children who go to school.
Therefore, it is proposed for the mobile manufacturing industry to device mobiles, especially for school-going children, with limited necessary applications, meeting safety and requirements. Mobiles conceived in this way must meet the needs and requirements of children, such as:
- Only 20 contracts are listed, covering his parents, siblings, paternal and maternal parents, an uncle, two friends, and the police, and his memory is limited. One emergency phone number for hospital and her SOS contact.
- Provision 10 SMS per day. There is no whattsapp or facebook functionality.
- Provide at least 10 photos without the option to delete them.
- Mobile phones must be licensed and issued upon parental request.
- Children should be prohibited from possessing mobile phones other than those with prescribed permits and children should be expelled from school.
Parents cannot escape from this obligation. Because you have to keep your kids out of reach of most powerful or common smart phones at home. Otherwise, newly invented mobile phones will not be able to stop the threat of mobile addiction among children.
This technology has many positive properties. The problem is that they also have a very negative impact on children. Parents should always pay attention to what their children are doing with technology. All parents should keep in mind that children under the age of two should not watch television or any kind of screen entertainment at all, and that children of any age should not have a television in the house. is needed.