The smart use of smartphones in paediatrics


The problematic overuse of electronic devices, in particular smartphones, is negatively affecting the lives. Cell phone technology has advanced its capabilities with smartphones to now easily provide children and teens with endless access to the internet, social media, and other online activities. Research is showing that addictive, smart phone activities of youth in their formative years is directly impacting their wellbeing. The excessive time youth spend on their smartphones results in less human interaction, sleep, exercise, and productivity, as well as, increased risk of exposure to inappropriate or violent online media, anxiety, and depression. The purpose of this column is to explore the potential behavioral and developmental problems in youth related to the problematic overuse of the smartphone; inform the importance of monitoring and controlling indiscriminate youth use of technology, and the approaches pediatric nurses can employ to guide youth and their families to prevent negative outcomes for this evolving public health problem.

Pediatrics refers to the medical diagnostics and treatments of the infants till grown up age which differs from country to country. In general, medical attention to the infants and the children are majorly considered under pediatrics. Presently the subject contains several sub disciplines including general aspects of pediatrics, pediatric cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology, hematology, nephrology, endocrinology, neonatal and adolescent medicine, oncology, neonatal and prenatal ethical considerations etc. Concerns in pediatric issues require input from scientific communities for a better and healthy world.

This journal aims to distribute information on all scientific ground and social aspects related to pediatric issues and neonatal care. The journal of Pediatric Care will consider articles in the form of a research article, review article, short communications, case studies etc. bearing novel and valuable information for publication. The broader scope of the journal will consider submissions in the following areas:  pediatric medicine, neonatal care, medicinal aspect of behavior development, care in neonatal intensive care unit, social care of infants and children and their impact on the behaviour etc.

Authors are welcome to submit manuscripts through the Editor Manager System or through E-mail. Each submitted article will go through a plagiarism check followed by peer review process under the vigilance of an Editorial Board member. Articles will be accepted only after receiving at least two positive comments and after the consent of the assigned Editor. The journal performs a rapid review while maintaining the quality of the articles.

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Editorial Team
Pediatric Care
ISSN: 2471-805X