Are mobile phones bad for teenager’s health? As discussed in previous articles in this series, using mobile/smartphones can certainly damage concentration and academic performance, can alter socio-emotional strategies, can lead to depression and anxiety – but do they also have a direct impact on physical health?
There are those who argue that mobile phones offer an unprecedented scope for supporting physical health. Smartphones offer a wide range of health apps from sleep and diet monitors to exercise and yoga programs – apps incentivising a wide range of healthy behaviours.
There are also apps designed to help teenagers, their families and doctors monitor and manage health problems such as diabetes more effectively.
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