Article: The Debate Over Handheld Devices for Babies & Children
There has been a lot of controversy over babies and children using handheld devices. I admit our children use my iPhone, use our daughter's iPod and our Kindle. I also admit that if we do not monitor and check ourselves and our children's use it can get out of hand. That's why for the summer we have issued a family "decree" that there's very little use. We are trying to use movies as a motivator to get things done in the garden and elsewhere. Not to mention playing outside is the best thing our children could be doing for the summer!
I will admit the lack of research on the use of these devices and the long term affects of daily usage does concern me. In fact, I want to go back and read the article the author mentions in her article because I haven't read any of them.
What is your take on the use of handheld devices among babies and children? Does it concern you?