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    Toddlers Obsessed with iPads: Could It Hurt Their Development?

    From EMF Refugee: The International Coalition for an Electromagnetic Safe Planet (IC-ESP)

    By JUJU CHANG (@JujuChangABC) , CHRISTINE RAKOWSKY and MEREDITH FROST(@MeredithFrost)
    April 1, 2013

    Excerpt

    Liana Vilanova can’t even sit up yet, but her father is already cheering his 2-month-old’s digital prowess, praising her for interacting with an iPad app.

    There are dozens of proud parents sharing their infants’ touch screen skills in videos posted on YouTube, ooh-ing and ahh-ing over their kids as they interacted with various apps. Babies are transfixed by iPads, so when the device shuts off or is taken away, YouTube videos show them going into full-fledged tantrum, screaming and crying for the device.

    Beth Brooks put an iPad in front of her 10-day-old baby, Alex, to see how he would react.

    “I guess I just didn’t think it was going to hurt, so why not give it a try,” she said. “And he seemed to like it.”

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