Wednesday 18 January 2017

Our children are in danger of spending their best years staring at iPad screens

Published 04/11/2015 | 02:30

Research has shown that a child born today will have spent a full year staring at screens by the time they reach seven
Research has shown that a child born today will have spent a full year staring at screens by the time they reach seven

Kate Winslet's comments that parents are "losing control" of their children to social media has caused quite a stir.

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But she does have a point. In fact, I'm so concerned about my lack of knowledge in this area that I've just booked in for a talk on cyber safety.

I'm someone who can barely use the remote control on our new smart TV. My six-year-old can fly through the options. I, on the other hand, angrily thump random buttons in the hope that some channel or other will appear.

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