Monday, May 19, 2008

Can You Hear Me Now?

Women who use mobile phones when pregnant are more likely to give birth to children with behavioural problems, according to authoritative research.

A giant study, which surveyed more than 13,000 children, found that using the handsets just two or three times a day was enough to raise the risk of their babies developing hyperactivity and difficulties with conduct, emotions and relationships by the time they reached school age. And it adds that the likelihood is even greater if the children themselves used the phones before the age of seven.

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-Do you put any stock in this survey? If not, why?
-Will this alter your mobile usage if you are pregnant (or when you become pregnant)?
-Will you allow your children to talk on the mobile before the age of 7?
-Do you think studies like this prove anything? (the egg is good for you/the egg is bad for you...)
-Have you thought about giving your child a mobile? Have your thoughts changed after reading this?
-How do you think a mobile can produce such results?


misawa said...

I think there's more to this survey than what's on the surface. I can't read it right now, so I'll reserve my thoughts on that regard for the time being.

My issue with kids and cell phones is that it's not looked upon as a privilege to be earned, but as an inallienable right or "bread and water" necessity.

Timm said...

I'm in luck. My wife refuses to use a cell phone. She's so old fashioned. =)