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Smartphones a bane of humanity

Janet Street-Porter speaks the truth that we all know to be true, but few have the courage to articulate, in her broadside against smartphones (DebateNI, June 2).

Most adults are incapable of developing a healthy relationship with these narcissistically rooted technologies and their seductive illusion of communication - let alone young children.

There is barely even a superficial understanding of the complex psychological, physiological and socio-cultural impacts of these technologies on the human psyche, which strongly suggests that a precautionary principle should be adopted in their use.

We need to start asking questions about the impact they are having on our very humanity.


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