4 Harmful Effects of Mobile Phone on Kids

Do you people let the youngest member of the home use cell phones? Does the child spends long hours talking no phone or watching poems? Do you really think its harmless to give your mobile phone to you little one? If its a regular activity going on in your home you should think thrice before doing so. This blog encircles 4 Harmful Effects of Mobile Phone on Kids.

With each development in Science & Technology, there also comes some side effects and disadvantages of it too. Mobile phones, Tablets etc. are presently being used by almost all age group of people. Even the parents let their toddlers use these tech gadgets in order to make them busy in activities. This mini tool has a whole computer in itself. This pocket sized technology is not only effecting adults but kids too.

4 Harmful Effects of Mobile Phone on Kids

Now a days children are growing in an environment that is full of radio frequency waves. We have jotted down 4 basic harmful effects of such devices on your children.

Health Hazard:

From some years, a lot of research work is done on hazards of mobile phone on people using them. It is investigated that the mobile phones can have harmful effects on the brain activity.

  • Non-Malignant Tumors:

The research has revealed that children who use mobile phones have a possibility of developing non-malignant tumor in the brain and ear.

  • Cancer:

The cell phone radiation is actually carcinogenic to humans. Children absorb more than 60 percent of the radiation into the brain than adults. Their brain’s thinner skin, tissues, and bones allow them to absorb the radiation twice than the grown-ups. Their developing nervous system makes them more vulnerable to this ‘carcinogen’.

  • Effects On The Brain:

Scientists have discovered that just 2 minutes of the phone call can alter the electoral activity of the kid’s brain for up to an hour. The radio waves from the mobile penetrate deep into the brain, not just around the ear. The disturbed brain activity could impair children’s learning ability and other behavioral problems.


Now a days children are very much addicted to smart phones. They play games, listen to poems and have chats with their friends. Many students are permitted to take these gadgets to schools. They talk on the phone during the free time and send messages during the classes. So they are unable to pay proper attention in class.

Inappropriate Behavior:

Use of cell phones can lead children to engage in inappropriate behaviors. Texting and sending inappropriate pictures is a growing problem with teens. The images go in the wrong hands, giving others access to the private photos. Children can also access pornographic sites from their multimedia devices.

Malpractice In Exams:

Most of the students indulge in exam malpractices and cheating during the internal and external examinations. Some make use of calculator while other store information in it. Some also use it to send objective answers to those in the examination hall. It can end the student’s career if caught.

Precautionary Measures

  • Avoid carrying mobile on your body(e.g. in pocket or bra)
  • Use your cell phone on loud speaker or with an air tube headset
  • Put your phone on “airplane mode” when not in use
  • Avoid using cell phones in cars, elevators and trains
  • Keep mobile phones away from you when you are asleep

Also Read: Social Awareness: Side Effects of Mobile Phone and Wireless Radiations

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Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.

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