“A leading child psychologist has claimed giving very young kids an iPad to play with is tantamount to child abuse,” Derek Brown reports for The Sun.
“Dr Richard House asserts the rise in use of technology is bad for very young kids and could be compared to ‘playing Russian roulette with their development,'” Brown reports. “He told Nursery World magazine electronic images on a screen lead to ‘an indirect and distorted experience of the world.’ He supports recommendations from the US that children under the age of two shouldn’t be exposed to screens at all.”
It seems that the arrogance of modern technology (together with ruthless commercialism) knows no bounds. On the basis of what I’ve argued here, giving iPads to babies is tantamount to child abuse. It’s akin to playing Russian roulette with children’s development. — Dr Richard House, founder of Early Childhood Action
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MacDailyNews Take: Save the iPads for their second birthday, at least, and remember: Beware too much of a good thing.
They haven’t used it. We limit how much technology our kids use at home. — Steve Jobs in 2010, when asked if his kids love the iPad
Steve Jobs was a low-tech parent – September 11, 2014