SAFETY/HEALTH WITH MOBILE DEVICES
We are all “addicted” to our mobile devices in one way or another. There are two health/safety issues, among many others, that are pet peeves of mine:
- Walking and looking in your phone. This is akin to texting and driving. I just say a young lady at a crowded airport run into an electric cart while walking in a crowd staring at her phone. She was not hurt but she proceeded to berate the driver of the cart even when she walked into it and the cart had stopped!
- Use of the phone at odd hours. I am responsible for this one. Looking at my phone in the middle of the night. The problem is that it takes longer for me to fall back asleep after I do. I have realized that first I am not that important that something needs my attention at 3 am and second that it does affect the quality of my life negatively. So, I have been trying to minimize such use, but like with any addiction, it is tough. I think phone should have an option where only phone calls can be accepted between say 11 and 6 and that the Internet connection and other apps are disabled during that time. (By the way, I would wish that the “Reply All” option in Microsoft is eliminated as well)