As the debate over cell phones and cancer continues to rage, concern is growing over the effects of the phones on children.
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that pressing a cell phone to the ear for 50 minutes altered the brain activity in 47 adult volunteers. Now think about this - A child's head is nearly half the size of an adult’s.
Pretty scary right?
Dr. Nora Volkow, the lead author of the JAMA study, said modeling studies have shown that a child's brain would absorb more radiation than those of adults.
However, it seems as though parents are not very concerned about these possible risks. A recent survey that nearly 75% would or plan on giving their 10-15 year old children cell phones. Those are pretty staggering numbers.
A new market has emerged as a result, cellphones created specifically for children.
Each of these phones has unique features for different aged children, such as GPS tracking, however none of them address issues of radiation risk.
· Firefly flyPhone
· Kajeet Kids Samsung Seek
As a parent, what are your feelings about having children have cell phones? We would love to get your feedback on why or why not you let/would let your young children have a cell phone and at what age.