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The prime purpose of an iPad, at least as far as I understand it, is to keep people quiet.
Let them disappear into their tablet and entertain themselves, and peace will reign.
There is, though, the danger that you might get hooked. Especially if you are, say, 3 years old.
Two British-based psychologists have therefore created a list of five warning signs for parents to look out for.
As the Daily Mail reports, Dr. Richard Graham and Dr. Jay Watts believe that there are clear indicators. And they're not entirely dissimilar to, say, those associated with drug addiction.
There is, for example, lack of interest in other activities. Some kids are apparently so hooked on their iPads that they simply see no joy in anything else.
Then there's a peculiar need to always talk about technology or getting easily distracted by it. This isn't, apparently, the exclusive preserve of nerds. It can happen to anyone.
Another sign is mood swings. Kids, apparently, can get downright irritable and aggressive when told to stop with the gadgets. Some even tell the oldies that they don't get it, because they never grew up with... [Read more]