Moms can't go a day without technology, 25% of toddlers have used a smartphone, study finds

Moms can't go a day without technology, 25% of toddlers have used a smartphone, study finds
Ah, being a mom nowadays! Don't get us wrong - we don't know a thing about it and we're more inclined to remember our toddler's age of 8-bit consoles, but times change. Now, even moms can't go through the day without technology, while 25% of their toddlers have used a smartphone, a study sampled a total of 1038 women.

The next generation sure is going to be different – they seem to adopt new technology literally in their cradles, and those who don't probably don't because their parents still don't have smartphones. But those who do, won't let go off it easily – the smartphone was the second most essential device after a laptop. At least, 29% of moms would take a smartphone if they had to pick just one device to have access to on a lonely island.

But does this mean that everything in our society has changed so quickly? Luckily, when it comes to face time with your kids (and we don't mean the application), social networks and technology are still way behind as nearly 90% of moms communicate with their kids in person daily. For all the tech toddler-mom relationship details, check out the presentation below and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.

source: Adage

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1. dandirk

Posts: 187; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

Its like TV on the go... Here kid play with this and shut up.

2. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Never let a child look at your phone without 100% supervision. I let my young cousin see my iPhone and within 10 minutes he had me locked out of my iTunes account because he kept trying to download apps and didn't know the password. It took like 15-20 to get the account unlocked and password changed...good times, good times lol.

3. G-Reg unregistered

I let my little boy play with my android here and there. I had an app called child lock and it alloud him to interact with the screen, creating neon lines, shapes, and sounds when they did something. He maybe played with that 8 or so times before he was 1 1/2.. Now hes almost 3 and he is able to navigate and scroll through screens, play simple games, and knows to hit the upper corner x on an app to close screens. There is no vibration set on me phone so he does this with no tacticle feedback. Thats amazing i believe. I cant speak for his mother who has him most of the time, but he doesnt get my phone unless were playing something together.

5. dandirk

Posts: 187; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

Kids are amazing, they obsorb info like its nothing. That is why they say if you want your kids to be bi-lingual start them young... Its easy for them. Just like setting a vcr was simple for me at age of 7, but my parents had no clue.

4. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

do they REALLY use them though? Y'know, for calls, email, web browsing, texting?

6. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

100% of those 25% toddlers will be addicted to spell check, only socialize digitally, data hogs, probably over weight, easily distracted, close encounters with death while crossing the street and texting*, and talk when they drive when they grow up. :') ahh U.S. America what have we done to our youngest generation.

9. Mike unregistered

I took my old OG Droid and put a bunch of games on it and put it in airplane mode. My 4 year old plays games, takes pictures and voice records on it. She knows Android OS better than my father!

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