For most of his life, our household has contained four touch-screen devices: Katie and I each have an i Pad and an i Phone. Today, one in three infants uses an i Pad before they are able to talk. There are at least 40,000 children's games available in i Tunes.'In the old days, 2½ years was considered the floor at which a child could use a mouse and keyboard and therefore work a computer,' says Warren Buckleitner, editor of Children's Technology Review.
The day after we were rudely awakened at 4am, I decided that enough was enough, and scoured the internet for parenting advice.It was the home of Dr Richard Graham, a psychiatrist who runs Britain's only rehab centre for technology addiction, at the Capio Nightingale hospital in Marylebone London.Instead, they must learn to establish a healthy relationship with technology.'I think parents need to realise, pre-natally, that i Pads are going to be a part of a child's world - just as TV, chocolate, and fizzy drinks always have been - and start thinking about how to manage that,' he says.Dr Graham has previously published a checklist to allow parents to gauge if a child may be developing a technology addiction.Learn more about this free dating app in the video above.
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