Gadgets Function as Babysitters

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  • Oregon Scientific released a mini tablet for kids called Meep. This tablet has a 7-inch screen size and Android 4.0 operating system (Ice Cream Sandwich). geeky-gadgets.com

    Oregon Scientific released a mini tablet for kids called Meep. This tablet has a 7-inch screen size and Android 4.0 operating system (Ice Cream Sandwich). geeky-gadgets.com

    TEMPO.CO, New York - More than half of all parents in the United States admitted to have utilized gadgets like tablets and laptops to 'nurture' and calm down the children whenever they are busy at home or in need of rest.

    As quoted in Daily Mail on Thursday, June 27, out of 2,403 surveyed US parents, 27 percent said the children play gadgets everyday, 22 percent said it is every week, and 19 percent said 'sometimes', while 18 percent said to seldomly let the children play gadgets and 15 percent claimed to never let that happen.

    Parents let the children play with gadgets for various reasons. Forty five percent of the parents did it for 'taking a break from nurturing activities' and the other 23 percent needed 'quality time for themselves'. Meanwhile, 13 percent of parents gave out gadgets 'to keep the children quiet', especially during traveling. When children start to whine when traveling, parents use gadgets as a 'tranquilizer'.

    "Using gadgets as nanny and tranquilizer will replace family norms," said Mark Pearson, Chief of CouponCodes4u.com, the survey organizer. "The gadgets will train children to be technology literate and stimulate their brain, but a direct interaction is the best way to nurture the children." Nothing can replace human interactions, especially to children.

    DAILY MAIL | ANINGTIAS JATMIKA