More Child Injuries: Texting While Parenting to Blame?

October 01, 2012 by John Oliver

We spend a lot of time talking about texting on this site; mainly because we talk about safety issues, and there just aren't that many things you can do safely while texting. This trend isn't likely to slow down either as we see more and more people developing nomophobia.

We've talked a bit before about the dangers of caregivers texting while watching kids, and now there's some compelling new information that's been round up by The Wall Street Journal suggesting that texting parents may be responsible for an increase in the number of childhood injuries. See for yourself:

What do you think about the claims being made in the video? Can you think of anything else that might be responsible for the increased number of child injuries other than increased smart phone use?

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