Infants ‘Unable To Use Toy Building Blocks’ Due To iPad Addiction

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers warn that rising numbers of children are unable to perform simple tasks such as using building blocks because of overexposure to iPads. According to teachers, rising numbers of infants lack the motor skills needed to play with building blocks because of an “addiction” to tablet computers and smartphones. The association has also warned that some older children were unable to complete traditional pen and paper exams because their memory had been eroded by overexposure to screen-based technology.

They called on parents to crackdown on tablet computer use and even turn off wi-fi at night to address the problem.

PBUP would love to say that technology itself is not really the problem, it is how it used that causes the problems. As parents we can control the time spent on these devices as reports do have it that overexposure to technology had been linked to weight gain, aggressive behaviour, tiredness and repetitive strain injury.

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