Babies Using Smartphones?Monday 15th of April 2013 | Category: Baby News | Written by: James Brighton
The Invasion of the Smartphone
Smartphones have now become a staple of everyday life, they fit in your pocket and give you access to every inch of the world. In our survey 55% of parents questioned stated that they let their children use a smartphone or tablet.
Negative Impacts of Smartphone Use
69% of parents questioned felt that use of a smartphone or tablet would, or might, help to disconnect a baby from their relationship with their parents, this may convince parents that the benefits of smartphones are outweighed by the negatives. Our survey also suggests that parents believe that smartphones impact negatively on social and communication skills.
Parents were also rightfully concerned over use of a smartphone and the time spent with it in your hands! 81% of respondents believed that youngsters used smartphones and tablets too much and spent too much time with them.
The Hands of Time
Whilst 45% questioned never let their children use a smartphone or tablet, around 1 in 7 of parents who answered our survey let their children spend 4 or more hours a day with a smartphone in their hands.
Poll Data from Babies.co.uk
Do you let your baby play with your tablet/smart phone?
Do you think letting your baby use a smart phone/tablet helps them learn?
Does letting your baby play with a smart phone/tablet too much disconnect them from their relationship with you?
When a baby plays on a smart phone/tablet does it negatively impact his real world social and communication skills?
Does the youth of today spend too much time on smart devices?
If your baby plays on your smart phone/tablet how often do they use it for?
Once a week
Twice a week
Under 1 Hour A Day
Under 2 Hours A Day
Under 3 Hours A Day
4 or More Hours a Day
Results polled from over 1000 respondents.