Are Cell Phones Harmful to Children?

Are Cell Phones Harmful to Children?

Ever wondered whether letting your child have the iPad whenever they want is harmful to their health? Tune in and watch this video discussing the relationship between cell phone use and its potential effects on your child.

This video was made by McMaster University Demystifying Medicine students Sandra Yousif, Hajer Nakua, Nimi Patel and Nivy Pattathil

Copyright McMaster University 2018

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5 Comments

  1. I Sad on November 29, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    It’s funny that back then people said the same think about books and newspapers



  2. Nhgd Bfd on November 29, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    in my opinion mobile phones are really useful for childrens .there are many useful things in mobile



  3. Jsonic5 GD on November 29, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    But the only thing why we love phones is because of YouTube games videos and more great things



  4. Deepanjan Ghosh on November 29, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Hi grandma (:



  5. ህይወቴ ደስአለኝ on November 29, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    honestly this is amazing I once tried something like this when I was younger but totally failed and to think they can do it this good