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Rant: The Child Really Wants An iPhone

Rant: The Child Really Wants An iPhone

October 21, 2010
Given the popularity of iPhones, iPods, and iPads, sooner or later, experts will point out to how unhealthy it is to be attached to these devices.  So it should come as no surprise that stories such as, "Experts Worry Toddlers are Becoming iPhone Addicts" are constantly being shared and commented upon. Here are a few questions that may help you whenever you read about experts equating "addictive" with Apple devices: 1)  Why is that when a person wants to learn about all of the features of one's new device, be it an iPhone, iPod or iPad, the person is considered "addicted" to the item in question?

2)  If a child is no longer productive because of the iPhone, iPod or iPad that a parent gave to the child, wouldn't the parent be at fault for not explaining expectations to the child?

Stories that include "experts", "iPhone", "children" and "addicted" are always bound to garner controversy and buzz.  Expect this story to be referenced to frequently. What say you? Are we really getting our kids hooked on iDevices? Leave a comment below about what you think about the topic.

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