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How digital consumption is changing the way kids develop

Original post made on Jul 15, 2013

Like Robbie the robot in Isaac Asimov's 1940 science fiction book, "I, Robot," digital devices may be today's nursemaids for children. And as a result, some kids are becoming more interested in playing with their computers and smartphones than with other children, according to researchers.

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Posted by Mr.Recycle
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jul 15, 2013 at 12:07 pm

"Though most studies have focused on television, Robinson said he expects similar findings with digital media. " So is that how science works now? Must save a lot of time and work to be able to rely on your expectations instead of actually doing a study...


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Posted by Jambalaya
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 16, 2013 at 1:03 pm

The problem is often with the kids themselves, or the in attentive parents, if the kids prefer to be on front of a screen instead of interacting with other kids. My daughter drops everything to play with other kids or go outside and play. But she is very social, and has good social skills due to her attitude and preference for people, which were probably inborn.

Some kids are not comfortable around other kids, and that is the real,pro lim, not the computers. If it were not counters, it would be TV or magazines.


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