Toddlers getting addicted to tablets and smart phones

Discussion in 'Internet Addiction' started by rebooting26, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. rebooting26

    rebooting26 New Member

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/10008707/Toddlers-becoming-so-addicted-to-iPads-they-require-therapy.html

    I thought this article was worth sharing. This part I think many of us can relate to:
     
  2. AWSmith

    AWSmith foo

    i have had to limit my kids time on the tablets we let them use. I noticed baaaad behaviour problems developing from them using them too much and we cut them back. Result? kids now use them appropriately. I don't let them have them before breakfast is done and over and they only get them for about an hour a night before its bed time. We have homework, baths, and chores to do (i have a huge family - 5 kids so far).

    But when we first got them we let the kids take them to bed on a freaking school night and during Christmas vacation they used them all day and nearly all night. Their behaviour went bad fast. I really am shocked at how now on Saturdays when they have access to their tablets they play for a bit and then leave them to go play together. We still let them have them on one night a week (friday) in bed.

    Everyone else's mileage may vary. My 1 year old who doesn't have one yet is absolutely enamored with them and is constantly trying to get them.

    Oh, we also only let the kids get 1-2 new games a week. They can have all of the pure-educational games they want though so they do have a liking for some of those.
     
  3. dig deep

    dig deep must stop wasting my life on porn

    their parents need to realise how dangerous spending so much time on the computer are ,social developement,health etc
    its just lazy parenting
     

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