Sunday 19 November 2017

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

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
Sinead Moriarty

Sinead Moriarty

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

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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