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Old 05-11-2013, 11:38 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Young children getting therapy for "technology addiction"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolog...e-therapy.html

I'm mixed on this!

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Old 05-12-2013, 01:12 AM   #2
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I haven't read the article, but I'll agree with it.

Those of us 22, or something, over while we use technology a lot we aren't addicted to it.

Younger and younger generations are living their lives completely digitally. Some of them are always on their phones, a lot worse than some of us older addicts. And we actually had a childhood. Looking back - I remember running through the woods with my friends, playing with squirt guns outside, playing in the leaves and I'm only 25. I look around now and every kid seems to be under house arrest and not wanting to leave.

Basically, I think the more a generation grows up around technology - the more almost wire-connected they'll be.

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Old 05-12-2013, 01:16 AM   #3
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100% Agreed!

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Old 05-12-2013, 02:43 AM   #4
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My mom is probably more addicted than me,she never leaves home without her tablet,and S4.

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Old 05-12-2013, 03:55 AM   #5
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I'm not sure how one could determine a young child was truly "addicted" to something. Usually they're just spoiled rotten by the parents and used to getting what they want if they whine enough.

Both my parents worked as computer programmers - they always had (my dad got a computer science PhD back in the 70s), but I didn't touch a computer at home until I was about 10. My first experiences with a computer were at school, learning how to type and trying not to kill my oxen on the Oregon Trail. Before then, we ran around in the yard looking at things. It had a great influence on my love of science and biology. Even though I spend far too much time online looking at stuff, I feel sad that so many children today don't get the chance to go outside and play the way I did. Childhood is about fooling around and learning all you can from everything around you. There's plenty of time in one's adult life to be stuck on a computer, don't waste childhood doing it too.

My coworker often gives her kids her iPhone and iPad to keep them quiet when they go grocery shopping, and to keep them from getting bored (and noisy) at home. But when they're outside at a park, the kids are able to entertain themselves perfectly adequately. It's just that they live in a bad neighborhood, and don't get to play outside very often.

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Old 05-12-2013, 04:18 AM   #6
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I'm 30. I'm pretty sure I have a bad iPhone addiction. Perhaps I'm a hypochondriac, but after only 18 months I believe it's damaged my eye-sight, affected my posture (from always hunching over to look at it), given me a mild case of carpal tunnel syndrome, and seriously affected my ability to .... think..... things. I am fully in favor of this.

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Old 05-12-2013, 06:08 PM   #7
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Is there anyone old enough to remember if this happened when television first came out? Every new technology has it's luddite critics who claim the younger generations are "addicted" to it. I can only imagine how it was when the telephone came out and teenagers started using it.

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Old 05-12-2013, 06:25 PM   #8
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My god! You're telling me that if you constantly give a toddler a device to play with, they'll get upset when you take it away?! Sign my baby up for your $24,000 rehab program before it's too late!

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