Smartphone games and the eyesight of your kids
No, the kid representing the above image is not yet fully ready to play his first smartphone game, but beware because your kid might be on a smartphone game right now when you’re reading this article.
Smartphones revolution had it’s own positive and negative sides. Just like everything else, we focus primarily on the negative and let’s accept it, it’s definitely addictive. Engineers all over the world are thinking about developing the most addictive smartphone game ever with utmost physiological wiring.
Let it be any smartphone game, the blame is always on the children for spending hours playing. You can’t simply blame the kid for it, the engineers are spending their lifetime understanding the human brain and working out to develop the most addictive game (like you’re addicted to SnapChat) as I mentioned earlier.
The blue light emitted by LED and LCD screens on your smartphone has an insane impact on your eyesight and sleep patterns. Millions of software engineers around the world have their own blue cut lens or spectacles to protect them from blue light.
But your kid doesn’t have it (nop, don’t order them right away). Imagine your child spending hours on your smartphone playing his favorite game. All that blue light is disturbing him from multiple angles.
Couldn’t believe it?
In a recent study conducted at Japan, they concluded that over 67% of the high school students and more than 34% of the elementary school students didn’t meet the 20/20 vision bar.
That’s ridiculous and scary at the same time.
Countries like Japan and China have the bigger piece of the pie in the gaming market and the addiction levels are increasing dramatically. Children’s eyesight is getting affected too early.
Japan and China will take care of their children by establishing new regulations (hopefully), but on the flip side, your child could be on the smartphone more than an average Japanese kid? that’s something more than scary.
Asking professionals the most famous question “How do I control it?” doesn’t have a new answer. It’s all about controlling your child yourself and driving their attention to activities like physical sports or reading books. Their attention is in your hands, but your attention to them is the ground.