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Monday, 18 October 2010 10:54

Experts fear iPhone addicition in toddlers

Written by Nedim Hadzic
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Get them while they're young
We're all aware of a ridiculously long-lasting streak of blaming lousy parenting on schools, TV and whatever else capable of lifting responsibility from selfish shoulders, so I guess we're now ready for fears that toddlers might become iPhone addicts.

A professor at Temple University, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek was recently struck by how many parents give their phones to their children to play with on the subway. She says how this can’t be good as children learn best through active engagement, making the screen an actual hindrance in this respect.

Kathy specializes in early language development and strangely enough, while she’s all against this, she says that she understands where this comes from. Apparently, she is “addicted to this phone” and calls it “magical”. We’re not sure how was that supposed to help the case, but we guess it sure makes for a good ad.  

One mother, Natasha Sykes, recalls her daughter being 2 years old and simply loving the iPhone. She and her husband initially found it cute that the child really digs Jobs’ brainchild, but there was also some concern. Apparently, the child preferred the shiny iPhone over regular toys, books, etc.

We decided to dig deeper and interestingly enough, crows also have a tendency to go for shinier objects. Crows, however, seem to have developed a disdain towards the latest iPhone because it is overpriced and its “aluminosilicate glass” case appears to be really hard to bring to the nest without breaking.

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-2 #1 hellfire 2010-10-18 11:55
"iPhone is bad" news not by Nick Farrell? wait what? :o
 
 
-1 #2 Bl0bb3r 2010-10-18 14:20
Quoting hellfire:
"iPhone is bad" news not by Nick Farrell? wait what? :o



What? Are you calling us mindless apple drones?
In the real world, if apple has bad phones people won't be amazed that it's not just one person that sees it.
 
 
-1 #3 hellfire 2010-10-18 14:32
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
Quoting hellfire:
"iPhone is bad" news not by Nick Farrell? wait what? :o



What? Are you calling us mindless apple drones?
In the real world, if apple has bad phones people won't be amazed that it's not just one person that sees it.



what i said is that im surprised that the author of this news is not Nick, who posts "apple is bad" news nearly every day
 
 
-1 #4 God Of Atheism 2010-10-18 14:53
I'm not that surprised, but I don't think the blame rests purely on the iphone. My nine month old son is already obsessed with our phones and we don't have iphones. It's not that we give him the phone to let him play, quite the opposite, but if he gets the chance he will. He'll also be angry if we don't let him grab the phone before/during/after we talk on it.
 
 
+1 #5 Bl0bb3r 2010-10-18 16:39
Quoting hellfire:
what i said is that im surprised that the author of this news is not Nick, who posts "apple is bad" news nearly every day



Ever though apple gave him a reason to do so? And he's not alone.
 
 
-4 #6 Haberlandt 2010-10-18 17:24
'A' is for 'Apple' :D
 
 
+8 #7 Fud_u 2010-10-19 00:41
Quoting Haberlandt:
'A' is for 'Apple' :D


A is also for @$$es :eek:
 

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