Mobile and the delicate eyes of children

It is correct that mobiles are becoming a necessity according to the times but it is also true that where mobiles have benefits, they also have drawbacks. For example, using a mobile phone for long periods of time is harmful to the eyes. However, it is even more harmful to the eyes of children as compared to adults. Review some of these harmful effects below:

٭ Whenever devices such as mobiles, TV, PC tablets, computers, etc., are turned on in front of a child who is 6-month old or even less, the device should be directly in front of and in line with the pupils of the child’s eye, otherwise if the device is on a side and the child watches whatever is on the device for an hour or so continuously by moving their pupils to the side, there is a chance that they will become squint.

٭ Various pleasing lights emanating from the screens can negatively impact the eyes of children who excessively watch the screen, resulting in poor eyesight and them having to wear glasses.

٭ Smartphones have shining blue lights emanating from their screens so that you can see even in the sharp sunlight. This blue light disturbs your sleep schedule, which can result in some memory loss for the next day.

٭ This light causes harm to the retina, which can ruin and weaken your eyesight.

٭ This light can spoil your sleep, which will make it difficult for students to learn their lesson, whereas not getting enough sleep for a long time can make it difficult for you to eventually get a good night’s sleep.

٭ According to one research, those children aged 9 and 10 who use mobile phones for over 7 hours daily could cause the outer layer of their brain to become weak, which plays a role of processing the information sent to the brain.

٭ According to experts, those children who spend only 1-2 hours on mobile phones risk impacting their ability to think and understand.

٭ Children who spend a lot of their time on devices tend to remain far from physical exercise (playing, running, etc.), which impacts their growth and development and their nervous system weakens.

٭ Those children who spend their time on social media on smartphones tend to spend less time with their friends and family, due to which they get used to being alone, which could lead to depression.

٭ Most of all, there is a major risk of children depriving themselves of good education by wasting their time.

Respected parents! Look after the health of your children from the very start and keep them away from things that could harm their eyesight. For example keep them away from smartphones, computers and various devices as much as possible and try to visit an optician frequently so they can get their eyes checked.

May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ save our children from the harmful effects of these devices.

صَلَّى  اللّٰهُ  عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم    اٰمِيۡن   بِجَاهِ   النَّبِيِّ  الۡاَمِيۡن  

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