The controversy over tablets and smartphones – are they good for children or not?

The controversy over tablets and smartphones – are they good for children or not?

Caring for the well-being of children has always been mixed with a serious dose of paranoia, misunderstanding of new lifestyles and new patterns, and fear that they will become unprepared for life.

From the 1950s to the 1990s, television and music were the main dangers, in the 1990s and 2000s the computer and its video games appeared as antagonists that endangered the development of the little ones, and nowadays, care is focused on tablets and telephones.

How bad are they, really? Let's see what the specialists say:

How much tablets and phones are used?

This is a difficult question. Currently, it is estimated that about 8-10 percent of children in Western countries have their own tablet. About 50 percent of all minors have constant access to their parents' gadgets, and one of the reasons they are given this access is that the games keep them busy.

The controversy over tablets and smartphones – are they good for children or not?

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