Smartphones are making us stupid – and maybe a ‘gateway drug’

Family matters: Adults as much as children can fall victim to smartphones and their negative effects, including poor social interaction.

Neuroscience research shows that smartphones are making us stupider, less social, more forgetful, more prone to addiction, sleepless and depressed, and poor at navigation – so why are we giving them to kids?

Recent mobile phone bans in Victorian state schools have had some parents and kids up in arms, despite a study showing that 80 percent of Australians support the ban. Many private schools are now implementing phone and device bans in schools – but they too face fierce opposition. […]

Author: Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian/Information Professional at Hawassa University, Ethiopia [21st Century LIS Network: Information_Knowledge Retrieval & Dissemination Platform]

Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian/Information Professional @ Hawassa University, , Sidama Region, Ethiopia

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