So this is what digital technology like smartphones can do to you who knew.
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KANSAS CITY, Kan.– The overuse of electronics at a young age is leading to a surge in what some doctors are calling “Digital Dementia”. The demand for anything digital is at an all-time high.
“I’m on my phone a lot, probably all day. I use the Playstation 3 every morning and the computer I use at night,” 14-year-old David Shelley said.
In the Shelley household, there are five kids and countless electronics.
“They sort of just roam from one electronic device to the next,” dad Jeff Shelley said.
These kids are on track to develop what some doctors are calling “digital dementia”, characterized as a deterioration of brain function from overusing digital technology.
Symptoms include forgetting details, like phone numbers, shortened attention spans and loss of emotions.
“It’s kind of a like a use it or lose it kind of thing especially in a developing brain,” said Dr. Jennifer…
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