Smartphone Use can be Addictive
Did you know your smart phone can affect your brain? According to the Dr. Karen Smith, California Department of Public Health, about 95% of Americans own a cell phone. Kids get their first phone when they are 10. If you have A Deadly Wandering, by Matt Richtel, you already know that the sound you get when a text message comes in triggers a spurt of the pleasure neurotransmitter, dopamine. It doesn’t take very long for adults, but particularly for children, to form an addiction to those dopamine squirts! The greater concern is leaving your cell phones in your bedroom at night.
Why is that important?