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Are you robbing your toddlers and kids childhood by giving them electronic devices ?

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2 years ago
Schools use iPads now as part of their curriculum. No one is outraged with that. More the opposite that they are ‘ahead’ or keeping up with the times. Maybe give this some thought. An iPad used to benefit or teach kids something...... HMM 🤔

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8 months ago
I’m not “outraged”. But I do not agree with it and if I could opt out I would:

Gov schools require students to use screens for more hours a day than they recommend children have screens.

The amount of math games etc they play means they are only presented on explanation of how to approach a question. I spent Covid times having to explain how to do very basic math concepts.

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2 years ago
They can be very educational but it pisses me off when they're used as a babysitter

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2 years ago
See... why does it piss you off? Not your business!

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8 months ago
It may concern her if the respondent is in a relationship with someone with kids that share a house and the kids have nothing else going on except being handed a phone or a tablet all day every weekend from 6am to god knows what time at night. And that develops shitty behaviours that impact the respondents day when the kids have to do stuff without them .... tantrums are not fun and some parents are just straight up fucking lazy

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8 months ago
As long as they are properly managed and your doing the other stuff like reading to them and spending time with them, making sure they are engaged in sport ... I don’t see the drama.

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2 years ago
To a degree. But if I didn’t they would be robbed of a happier childhood because mum is bat crazy running around doing everything for everyone. My kids don’t have iPads or such, but they do watch tv sometimes for an hour a day!(which I think is pretty bad, especially for my youngest who is 2.5. My first didn’t watch anything until 4, but with my third things are a world of difference, but so is my life(as I work now, marriage went through a stressful period etc).

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2 years ago
To be honest though, this question can be asked of parents and adults. Everyone is addicted it’s horrible!

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2 years ago
An hour per day? Is it 1996 where you are?

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8 months ago
yes as a matter of fact it is.... what year are you in?

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8 months ago
Yes screen time needs to be monitored closely and kids now days have way too much screen time.

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8 months ago
As with everything in life, it's about moderation.

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2 years ago
Oh yes. I’m known as the Taker of Childhoods in these parts.

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2 years ago
Haha you mean mum 😂

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2 years ago
Same, they call me the childhood thief!
Hahaha

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2 years ago
Yes lol thanks for asking

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2 years ago
The only honest answer?

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2 years ago
The only answer you were looking for

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2 years ago
Yes!

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2 years ago
Probs

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2 years ago
Did my parents do the same when they brought me a Nintendo? Hardly

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2 years ago
I think screen time and electronic devices are ok as long they’re balanced with plenty of outdoor physical activities. There needs to be clear boundaries and limits around use of such devices. But if you deny your kids access to these devices completely, you could argue you’re putting them at a disadvantage later. They’re growing up in a different world, a world full of electronic devices that are constantly switched on. Their future education and careers will likely require the use of such devices so I think it’s important to teach them how to use them and help them to regulate the use of such devices at an early age.

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2 years ago
My son spends a lot of time on his iPad. He isn’t playing games or anything. He is watching videos about space, anything at all he can find and his knowledge is extensive. Definitely not a time waster for him. When I was a kid everyone had game boys, and I don’t remember people getting so outraged with those like they do these days about kids with iPads. 🤷‍♀️

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2 years ago
You don’t remeber because you were given them.

There was plenty of outrage about how much tv and sega and game boys our generation consumed

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2 years ago
Honestly, I remember spending a crazy amount of time in front of a tv when I was a kid and I grew up to be a normal successful person. My kids watch a whole lot of tv and play with iPads, but they also do after school activities, enjoy playing in our big backyard, riding bikes, going to the beach etc.
These days everyone seems to be trying to make us feel guilty. So tired of it!

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2 years ago
Love this!