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    France must curb child, teen use of smartphones, social media, says panel🔗

    Children under 11 should not have a mobile phone. The use of smartphones with internet access should be banned for children under 13. Social media apps should be banned for all under-15s, and minors over 15 should only access "ethical" platforms, according to a report by an expert panel appointed by the French President.

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    Impact of New Media and Communication Networks on Children and Youth – Roundtable in the Senate of the Czech Republic Parliament🔗

    12 March 2024, under the auspices of the Czech Senate Subcommittee on the Family, forty experts analyzed the issue of digital technologies and sought recommendations on how to improve today’s alarming situation among children and youth. (Translate with DeepL to your language)

    Effect of Mobile Phone Usage During Pregnancy on Total Oxidant and Antioxidant Levels in Cord Blood🔗

    A 2023 Turkish clinical study examined the effect of mobile phone use during pregnancy on cord blood levels of oxidants and antioxidants. Given the significant potential for oxidative stress in cord blood, the authors advised that pregnant women should protect themselves and the foetus by minimising exposure to mobile phones.

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