Kids and iPads

Kids and iPads

“Letting kids use or own iPads is controversial. Parents, teachers and others aren’t so sure about letting kids get sucked into yet another electronic diversion. Pilot programs at a few schools around the country to experiment with iPad-based learning tools are often met with criticism by parents and teachers alike.

 Everybody’s asking: Are iPads healthy for children?

 I’m here to tell you: That’s the wrong question.

 The right question is this: Is the iPad a healthy ‘replacement’ for TV? And I believe the answer is a resounding yes.”

— “Why Every Child in America Needs an iPad,” Mike Elgan, Cult of Mac

Image (“Schulknabe mit iPad, after Albert Anker”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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