Are touchscreen devices good or bad for kids?

Kids on Screens

Kids on Screens

Today’s kids are digitally adept. That much is very clear to anyone with a toddler and an iPad. They seem to have a natural ability to take a gadget that is touch-driven and make them do magical things, often at a level higher than adults. Is it a good thing or a bad thing?

The good parts are clear. Education, imagination, and integrating with today’s world are easy components with which to make arguments for the use of touchscreen devices by children. The good comes with bad components as well as the infographic below depicts.

Here are some of the repercussions of having children so engulfed in the use of these gadgets. Perhaps the real answer is simply moderation. If kids can be allowed to use them at times but to not get too engulfed, then the good might be able to overcome the bad.

Repercussions of Growing Up with Screens Infographic


By Sal McCloskey

+Sal McCloskey is a tech blogger in Los Angeles who (sadly) falls into the stereotype associated with nerds. Yes, he's a Star Trek fan and writes about it on Uberly. His glasses are thick and his allergies are thicker. Despite all that, he's (somehow) married to a beautiful woman and has 4 kids. Find him on Twitter or Facebook,

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