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Does the mobile phone is from the side of the knife or fork?

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A common stamp in the cities of the past century were hidden citizens after the newspaper. Things have not changed much in the last hundred years: the faces are hidden, but now mobile and tablets objects that hide faces.

Although the overall scene has not changed much, what does happen is that the phenomenon is observed more frequently. The digital era in which we are immersed, dominated by telecommunications and immediacy of information, almost it forces us to be aware of our phones every minute of the day.

Has been established thus certain dependence. In an experiment known as Unplugged, in which participated 1000 Twelve students universities located in various parts of the world, the young participants were asked (of between 17 Y 23 years) one day they remained outside networks. A 80% of them they showed typical symptoms of withdrawal. The initiative is concluded that the use of cell phones has largely exceeded the tolerable.

The problem has reached up to restaurants. Some restaurant owners have been forced to take measures to curb misuse of technologies within their local. The testimonies of those affected are devastating: first dates where the couple barely crosses a word, whole families in which children are glued to their video games, and ringtones that debunks the classroom environment so much that the restorer has strived to achieve.

Some of the measures adopted, with more or less success, in these restaurants are the total ban on the use of mobile (you have to deliver the equipment to enter the premises), discounts that benefit the diner if this access switch off your phone, or even calls attention by the staff camaraderie that forms the template.

Nevertheless, is not sufficient for the implementation of these measures is given in some exceptional restaurants. further, left in the hands of restorers policies on mobile within the local customary generate undesirable frictions in business.

Current circumstances forced David G. Allan to address the CNN with a call to preserve our education, civics and health. An argument that did not need much opinion by the columnist, as it defends only taking into account the scientific advances that have been made in social interaction and how new technologies affect our lives by damaging these relationships.

Family meals are set as a time to strengthen links between the members that make up the family, even when a special or exceptional component such as eating out of home is provided.

Without these moments of great value for younger increases the incidence of academic failure and mental problems. This was already sufficiently demonstrated in an exhaustive study that took into account the customs and characteristics 21 400 Children and young people between 5 Y 15 years. The study by Daniel P. Miller and associates was published in the journal Child Development and he found a strong correlation causal.

Wherever consumption is outrageous, possession of digital devices is also more common among younger. At present it is not uncommon that children get their first mobile in the US. THE. to start their school journey. This country is also engrossed in a obesity crisis with who knows how to deal. Bad habits at mealtime (entiéndase the use of mobile on the table) play an important role in which children succumb to obesity and what not. These findings were published by an interdisciplinary team composed of 13 members in the journal BMC Public Health in 2017.

Similarly, teens who are unable to properly interact with their companions during lunchtime because they were too busy with their electronic devices have a tendency to adopt self-injurious behaviors as drug use (including those permitted: snuff and alcohol) and depressed and even suicidal tendencies. Marla E. Eisenberg, Rachel E. Olson y Dianne Neumark-Sztainer They write at length about the matter Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, your article 2004 said highly detailed correlations between the phenomena exposed.

From a more general perspective, also supported by numerous scientific articles, The problem is that bad table manners correspond to health problems, which can range from those of endocrinological or psychiatric nature as already discussed in the preceding paragraphs, until cardiovascular and somnológicos.

It is abundantly clear that it is necessary to recover the area of ​​dining as social interaction center. And this has to happen at home, but Also in the restaurant setting.

Bruce Feiller, author of the book The Secrets of Happy Families, Y Jamie Oliver, star of TV food in the UK and overseas, They are strong advocates of this idea. Idea should materialize sometime to improve table etiquette, either through education programs aimed at future parents or the children themselves, or in the form of reasoned policy in restaurants.

Without detriment to the foregoing, it is undeniable that the mobile on the table brings more problems. The devices are constantly thumbed, but they do not receive a thorough cleaning so often. It is therefore of dangerous vectors of disease and risk factor regarding cross-contamination at lunchtime.

Finally, Anyone who has eaten at a restaurant frequented by workers in the hottest hours of the day know that the living room into a garden of labor calls. When food passes and a moment of rest and relaxation to socialize with peers, to become a contest to see who can raise more voice and an extension of the office. Talks cross each other to prevent any communication phone efficient.

It can be concluded that leave the phone aside lunchtime only brings benefits. The question is whether we will be able to leave him alone for a moment, whether we are at home or in a restaurant.

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