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Tablet use on the rise for the kiddies in the U.K.

0. phoneArena posted on 03 Oct 2013, 08:32

U.K. telecom regulator Ofcom has been keeping track of the tablet market as it pertains to the little ones; by little ones, we mean children in the region who are more and more likely to give up a cell phone in exchange for the larger screen of a tablet that they can use to play games, watch videos and access the internet. For the first time since the survey started, Ofcom recorded a drop in the number of those age 5 to 15 with a mobile phone...

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posted on 03 Oct 2013, 09:14

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

This is bad parenting.

posted on 03 Oct 2013, 09:15

2. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1121; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)

Im not surprised by this article because it has become the sign of the times. more books and other kid programs are online whic is a good thing for us parents. My youngest son has a Kindle Fire and we've added alot of apps and books designed for him.

posted on 03 Oct 2013, 11:47 1

3. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

How sad is it when kids are more adapt to socialize with their tablets rather than other kids their age. Parenting is bringing a child into the world, then throwing an electronic device in their face to pacify any attention they crave?

I'm old fashioned but also recognize the move forward in different approaches for teaching and parenting. But, neglecting the kids by appeasing them with this kind of attention, is the ultimate detention of failed parenting.

John B.

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