My recent column in The Washington Times Communities (to be published on Nov. 4, 2013) deals with smart phones and kids. My advice to parents is to provide children and preadolescents with cell phones but not with smart phones. Two aspects of cell phone use justify such advice. First one is that smart phones give youngsters access to internet sites with information that they are unable to process mentally. The second one is that cell phones emit radiation classified by the World Health Organization as a possible carcinogen. While it is not possible to prevent children from using cell phones, it is prudent to limit the length of time they spend using these devices. At least for now, when the science on radiation effects is still ambiguous.
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