Who can say with their hands on their hearts that they are not dependent on their phone? That it is not the first thing they reach for when they wake up and the last thing they put down before they fall asleep? And it's just looking around when you walk on the street among people or take public transport. There are not many who do not go and stare down at their phones.
We must try to change our behavior and lead by example in order to teach our children to have a healthy relationship with wireless technology.
We still know too little about the physical impact on our health that the increased microwave radiation from wireless technology will have on us in the long run. And we still know too little about how our mental health will be affected by the constant connection. Our brains are not created to be able to handle the constant flow of information 24 hours a day, which comes from all notices, advertisements, emails, social media, etc. that completely flood our mobile phones. If we adults can not handle it, how can we teach our children to handle it?
It is important that we ask ourselves the question if we want it to continue like this? I want my children to grow up in a world where people are present and value time together, not absent people nailed to a screen. Therefore, it is important that we try to set a good example by putting away, shutting down, introducing routines around mobile phone use and being as present as possible when you are with your children. It's not entirely easy, the mobile has a strong appeal, but once you have a why, it's so much easier to make a change.
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This beautiful with scary sculpture is made by Federico Clapis.