Re: “Digital surroundings beginning in the cradle” (TNT, 6-1).
Studies indicate that more and more the very young are now being introduced to mobile devices, iPads, etc. One teacher even referred to it as an addiction for them in many cases.
Are there pitfalls to being connected so young? Indeed, one early childhood specialist observed that the technology encourages passive rather than active thinking and fosters “intellectual apathy.” The long-term effects could, obviously, be troubling.
Technology sometimes makes a good servant but a poor master, especially for the very young.