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Brain Development may be Delayed in Kids Who Have Access to Smartphones

by Kathy Jones on  August 5, 2013 at 8:35 PM Child Health News   - G J E 4
Experts have warned that allowing children as young as two years' old to access smartphones can lead to impaired brain development.

Recent studies have shown that one in four children aged two years or younger in the United States have their own smartphones.
 Brain Development may be Delayed in Kids Who Have Access to Smartphones
Brain Development may be Delayed in Kids Who Have Access to Smartphones
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While parents believe that smartphones act as a learning tool for their children, experts say that allowing children to access smartphones at such a young age could affect their brain development. They also added that the smartphones are not being used as learning tools but are used for distraction.

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Speaking on the TV show 'CBS This Morning', psychiatrist Gail Saltz said, "These years are the years that you need to be developing vocabulary, which means speaking and listening , so if you're engaged in a gadget, you're really minimizing that. We've seen all kinds of data now on play and how important it is to, frankly, be bored and be stimulated to do imaginative play, what that does for building creativity."

Source: Medindia
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