by BN Frank, Activist Post:
Research from the Mayo Clinic determined that texting on smartphones triggers a new type of brain rhythm. “Digital Addiction” or “Screen Addiction” has been validated by many credible sources as a serious medical condition despite the fact that some are still actively promoting heavy screen use as normal, productive and sometimes even cool.
Texting and walking is a safety concern and not just for those who are doing it. But will legislation and fines be enough to stop addicts? Or should there be more efforts to discourage heavy screen use in children and adults whether they are walking in public places or not?