The UQU College of Public Health and Health Informatics participated with the Public Health Club in an event entitled: 'Hazards of Electronic Devices for Children and Adults'. The event started on Thursday, 3 Rajab, 1441 A.H., corresponding to February 27, 2020 A.C., and was held at Al Hokair Time Mall in Makkah, lasting two days. The activities included educative and awareness raising lectures and an exhibition that included several corners related to the adverse effects of the overuse of different types of electronic devices for long periods of time, the impact of playing electronic games on children's health, and the importance of alternative activities, such as sport games and equipment, to set limits on the use of video games by children. Some symbolic gifts were also distributed to the visitors of the exhibition.
The event aimed to educate society members about the harmful effects and hazards of electronic devices, the overuse of which has become an increasingly widespread phenomenon in the society, leading to video game addiction among children. The participants of this event included: Dr. Salah Al-Din Muhammad Alawana, Dr. Muhammad Usamah Nour, Dr. Baraa Qaranfullah, Dr. Usamah Banah, and Dr. Iman Abu Sair, in addition to a constellation of outstanding male and female students from the College of Public Health and Health Informatics.