Parenting Resources

Medical Risks of Cell Phones

Do cell phones cause cancer? This question is being asked because cell phones work by sending and receiving signals using radiofrequency waves, which is a non-ionizing form of radiation. The ionizing form of radiation (like xrays) does have a relationship with cancer, but it is uncertain as to whether radiofrequency waves can cause cancer.

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Toddlers & Preschoolers & Technology

Young children are becoming increasingly adept at the use of technology, including smart phones. A study in 2010 found 58% of children ages 2 – 5 years knew how to play a computer game and 19% could use a smart phone application. There was no difference between boys and girls in this survey.

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Before you post your child's photo

In one study, 92% of U.S. children under two years of age have an image posted on line. Most of these images are first posted when the child is about 6 months of age, but one third of newborns have on line images posted within weeks of their births, and 23% have pre-birth ultrasound images available on line.

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