Smartphones and tablets have a negative impact on children - expert opinion

Experts from Boston University are advised to protect children from daily use of mobile communication and entertainment associated with the use of mobile phones and tablets. The child in the first years of life is to learn self-control, and gadgets are much in the way in this process, writes The Guardian.

If in the case of computer games and TV parents are clearly aware of all the harm that bring these methods of obtaining pleasure, with tablets and phones are all much more difficult. Often parents themselves give to a child to play while standing with him in the queue or are in a long trip. Then the problems begin, because not every child will be able to quickly and on demand to abandon your favorite game.

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"If the electronic device will be the only way to calm the child, then he will lose the opportunity to develop the ability for self-control", - commented on the problem scientists.

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