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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    30 Nov '15 17:58
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/paula-poundstone-electronics-and-kids-brains-dont-mix/

    I agree. What do you all think?
  2. 30 Nov '15 18:06
    I agree that there are symptoms of addiction, I disagree that she shows any evidence whatsoever that it is in any way harmful. As far as I can tell the only argument to that effect in the article is 'screens addictive, addiction bad, therefore screens bad'.
    20 years ago the exact same thing was claimed about TV (and I grew up without a TV probably partly for that reason). Yet I do not see strong evidence that those who grew up with TV are in any way defective.
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    30 Nov '15 18:48
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    I agree that there are symptoms of addiction, I disagree that she shows any evidence whatsoever that it is in any way harmful. As far as I can tell the only argument to that effect in the article is 'screens addictive, addiction bad, therefore screens bad'.
    20 years ago the exact same thing was claimed about TV (and I grew up without a TV probably partly ...[text shortened]... ason). Yet I do not see strong evidence that those who grew up with TV are in any way defective.
    Here is a pro/con list of tablets used in schools:

    http://tablets-textbooks.procon.org/
  4. 01 Dec '15 06:00
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Here is a pro/con list of tablets used in schools:

    http://tablets-textbooks.procon.org/
    Yet totally irrelevant to the OP. The OP is a claim that screens are addictive and that they damage children's brains and that everyone is in denial about it because they too are addicted.