Smartphone, tablet overuse among toddlers may stunt development
CBC News | Matt Kwong | Feb 03, 2015
They’re called “smart” devices, but overloading toddlers with smartphones and other mobile technology could hold back their development.
So say researchers with Boston University’s School of Medicine in a new commentary in the journal Pediatrics.
“Use of mobile media to occupy young children during daily routines such as errands, car rides and eating out is becoming a common behavioural regulation tool: what the industry terms a ‘shut-up toy,'” the paper says.