Just like porn and alcohol, angry dad insists on ban of phones to pre-teens

An anesthesiologist and a father of five has insisted that mobile phones are good but not beneficial for children.

The Colorado dad came to this conclusion after his two youngest sons, ages 11 and 13 started using smartphones in 2016. 

He said, “There were some real problems,”, He said.

Farnum, 49, told Washington Post, “If you tell them to watch the screen time, all of a sudden the fangs come out.”

He said his kids who were once agile and extrovertive became moody, quiet and reclusive all of a sudden. 

Farnum afterwards started researching and found out that too much technology can hinder brain development and their social skills.

The unhappy dad then proposed that sale of phones to children under the age of 13 should be stopped. 

He said just as there are age restrictions for cigarettes, alcohol and porn, there should also be restrictions on the sale and use of mobile phones. 

“We have age restrictions on all those things because they are harmful to kids.

“This is no different, in my opinion.”

He said he hopes his research moves the conversation forward and helps. 

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