We're turning into a nation of techoholics

While using technology is not a bad thing in itself, more and more children are showing signs of becoming addicted to it, writes Martha Kearns.

27th April, 2013
Almost every person in the country now has a smartphone.

My 16-month-old baby is not yet able to form a sentence, but she can use an iPhone. She picks the device up, turns it the right way up and precisely swipes across the screen to unlock it. She then selects apps or drags down the weather and stock market information onto the screen.

Now, I'm not deluded enough to think my daughter is some sort of budding genius. There are similar scenes being played out...

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