I feel like the U.S is always behind when it comes to the safety of our children. It seems to me that in the Sates it is all about making money with little regard for the health and safety of the citizens. The current culprit- CELL PHONES!
I have written previously about the ban on television for kids in France. Now they are again one step ahead of us warning about the dangers of cell phones to kids. Here is what their ban entails.
Why are we always so behind! I know I use my cell phone way too much. My father has warned me over and over about the dangers of excessive cell phone use. I don't even have a house line-something I have been meaning to remedy for a few months. I try very hard to keep the cell phone away from Eliza but she is of course fascinated with the device. My goal is to get a land line by the end of the month so I can use my cell as little as possible. The cell phone will stay in my bag in the closet.and while I am griping... I still can't get over this post I read about how much TV some children see in a week. I have been thinking about this again and again for the past two weeks. It just leaves me with my jaw hitting the floor. I don't like to let E watch any TV- but I am not perfect. I absolutely try to limit TV time to one half hour a day (A Signing Time video) and I feel terribly guilty about that. Sometimes I feel like getting rid o the TV altogether. I can't stand that glazed over look people get when the TV is on- and how the conversation dies on impact. I digress!
My rant is almost over but I just want to add that I strongly believe advertisements aimed at children should be banned altogether. I don't think companies should be permitted to advertise to children. PERIOD!
Sometimes I am very scared about the direction our culture is headed and today is one of those days.