The Popularity of Phones and Tablets as Babysitters

The Popularity of Phones and Tablets as Babysitters

Gregory Han
May 17, 2012

I've reached the age where half my friends have left the chapter of "me" and have turned the page to the new volume of "we", so I've been hanging out more with kids during social occasions. One of the biggest changes in parenting I've noticed with my generation and younger is their reliance upon smartphone and tablets as virtual babysitters...

Friends have noted giving their child an iPhone or iPad for a long car ride or at the dinner table at a restaurant can mean the difference between an enjoyable time out or pulling their hair out. The infographic below illustrates this propensity for portable digital devices as both teacher and nanny. Agree? Disagree?

Via Mashable

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