Do you text too much?

Do you text too much?

While we have large number of benefits of today's modern technology, its excessive usage can harm not only our mind, but also our social and family life as well. Though texting offers a feeling of companionship and the promise of connectedness, at the same time it can make a teenager feel frightened and over-exposed. Kids respond to messages late at night, in restaurants, in classrooms, when in family get-togethers which may hurt their thumbs and significantly affect the child's ability to concentrate. Kids manage to do 'Texting' while crossing busy streets which is highly risky because of distraction.

Today, texting has captured every tiny place and minute of teens' life; they have been diagnosed with the syndrome which is described as 'inability to grasp things'. Frequent burning, tingling or itching numbness in the palm of the hand and the fingers is also frequently observed among the kids who are addicted to texting.

Sending or responding to text messages may help you keep in touch or be in a loop, but the phenomenon has made physicians and psychologists to worry. According to the experts, carpal tunnel syndrome has historically afflicted older populations, or pregnant women. They say the psychological pressure of 'responding to the message immediately' and 'expecting a response within few minutes' is quite high if you're being deluged by constant communication. The phenomenon has a terrible impact on the person's stability of mind leading to anxiety, distraction in school, falling grades, repetitive stress injury, sleep deprivation and more importantly, lack of decision making power.

Imagine a little kid who texts his mum 'which shoe should I wear now? Blue or red?' or 'should I go to play now or later?' An easy access to texting their mum, even if it makes them feel connected, may harm little kids' 'decision making ability' which is one the most important aspects of life!

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