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Do you allow your children unlimited use of digital gadgets?

Rise of Digital Gadgets Leading to Decline in Childhood Reading
Report from Egmont UK:

'Children as young as eight years old are being turned off reading because of a lack of “quiet time” in childhood, combined with greater access to digital resources from a young age, according to the latest Reading Street report from Egmont, entitled Reading and the Digital World.

'Egmont’s research found that children's growing access to digital resources is coinciding with a decline in being read to at home and at school, resulting in many children not enjoying reading...'
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lack-quiet-time-hits-childrens-reading.html

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  • Nov 11 2013: I do not believe that children should have unlimited use of digital gadgets, especially under the age of 13. While digital gadgets can at times be used to help kids learn and be able to explore the world around them, it can also be used as a tool to close themselves off from the world around them and deprive them of valuable experiences that children can have by being outside, socializing, reading, etc. Children that become to enthralled with technology at a young age can become dependent on the technology and begin lacking in other areas such as socializing with others, which is a huge part of what children learn growing up.

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