I ask this because of an event on Thursday last. Once a week I take myself off for a meal at the local Harvester. So this occasion sitting at a table nearby a young family- mum, dad a young lad dof about 3/4 and an infant less than year old in her highchair. Said infant was getting a little restive. So what did mum do? Give her ac hip so suck on - Nah Give her a dummy[comforter as the Americans say]- Nah She gave this infant- not a year old her mobile phone- evidently set up for sometihng- a game or photos- but this tiny thing in the highchair got down to it and was scrolling away as if the knowledge was hardwired from the time she popped out. As they leabving I comment to dad how you can you get - Oh yeas and 'he' nedding to his son leaves me cold on the phone and computer What next I wonder
"Children who are born now will enter a life that will be filled with computer technology from the word go. They'll see it as being perfectly normal."
But perhaps fail to have any interpersonal or conversational skills as they have had either no-one to interact directly with.
Technology does not necessarily make better or more rounded individuals. I would argue that as a 'herd' animal man needs the contact of others rather than the remoteness provided by a TV, computer or 'phone. This may be even more important in the pre-school years.
At least children could fight over a spinning top.
Yup Five minute walk to the end of my road. Was once a road house on what was the A2 coast road built in the 1920's -since demolished and rebuilt about ten years ago as a Harvester- Dartford Bridge last chance for a bite before you join the queue for the Crossing northbound or to recover after crossing southbound.