Toddlers and mobile phones

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Toddlers and mobile phones

Postby jeanie » Tue 22 Feb, 2011 9:14 pm

I have noticed a few of my friends let their toddlers play with their mobile phones? I understand this would be fascinating for the child but how safe is it really with the radiation from the phone?
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Re: Toddlers and mobile phones

Postby NgalaOnline » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 10:37 am

Thanks for your post. This is a really interesting topic which is still generating much discussion and research. You may be interested in looking at the following websites for further information on the topic of radiation and mobile phone use.

As you pointed out, items like mobile phones and T.V remotes can often be really "fascinating" for children, especially toddlers as they are keen to explore and engage with the world around them. Often this can be a challenge for parents, trying to encourage this exploration whilst keeping their toddlers safe and well. However this challenge can actually provide a wonderful opportunity for parents to use boundaries and show children which things are appropriate for play and which things are not so safe.

Kidsafe WA provide an extensive libarary of information on age appropriate toys for children. The link for further information is:

Hope this information and the links provided will help in your ideas and decisions pertaining to mobile phones.
This information is general in nature and should not be used as a substitute for the personalized assistance that can be received from the Ngala Helpline by telephone.

For families residing in Western Australia you can also contact the
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