The Touch-Screen Generation

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Young children—even toddlers—are spending more and more time with digital technology. What will it mean for their development?

John Pearce‘s insight:

Yet another article that backs up the thinking that tablets are rightly or wrongly making a difference to how young children interact with their world. The fact that they are growing up in world where screens are so ubiquitous begs the question regarding whether access to them should or indeed can be restricted and if so under what circumstances. The bigger question however might be more about whether through youngsters growing up with screens may mean that the novelty value we adults often ascribe to screens may fade sooner for them than for we adults. It may be that because of this youngsters may self regulate their interactions.

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