Texting is all the rage, especially with teens and tweens and if you’re a parent who worries about how much time your child spends sending and reading text messages…you’re in good company.
The New York Times reported that doctors and psychologists have begun raising red flags about the effects of texting. The T-habit triggers a variety of problems including repetitive stress injury, sleep deprivation, anxiety and falling grades.
One other concern they found is that texting may interfere with normal adolescent development making it tougher for kids to separate from the parents. In other words, kids are texting their parents 15 times a day asking things like, “should I get the red shoes or the blue shoes?”
Since texting hasn’t been around for a long time, there’s no scientifically sound data on the actual health impact. The next question to be answered is: if texting causes issues with kids, what issues could it cause for texting adults? Stay tuned!