It seems that as our smartphones get smarter, our attention to detail and alertness get worse.
People of all ages are spending more time looking at our phone screens and less time taking in the world around us. And since we can take our phones almost everywhere with us, we’re sometimes glued to them when we should be paying attention. Sadly, the mom below knows that now.
CCTV footage captured a distracted mother ignoring her son as he struggled to stay afloat in a public swimming pool. She did eventually notice that her son had disappeared, but she walked away to seek help in finding him because she didn’t know that he was just ten feet away. If she had been alert, things might have ended up differently.