Sociologists: touchscreens replaced kids toys




New research has shown that children prefer toys touchscreens. More than half of parents said their children about addiction to mobile devices with touch screen.

As the American experts, touchscreens overtaken by popularity dolls, board games and other traditional toys. Moreover, the popularity of mobile gadgets continues to grow, the newspaper The Daily Mail.

I had never seen a more intuitive technology for children. Touchscreens have become their main game activity – says Michael Cohen research firm Michael Cohen Group (MCG).

MCG released the results of a recent nationwide survey involving 350 parents who were asked about the habits of their own children under 12 years. More than 60 percent of respondents said that their child “often” uses a touchscreen, about 38 percent responded “very often.” It is extremely surprised interviewers:

We observe the children for about 30 years. And never seen such rapid changes in the world as it is now. It took 30 years for television became available to everyone. It [mobile devices] is the fastest implementation of the technology that we have seen.

The researchers found that more than 70 percent of children live in families where use smartphones, and more than 55 percent of children in families with tablet computers. And households interviewed have different levels of wealth. 36 percent of the total number of small users have their own personal touchscreen.

The survey showed that most touch screen is used to play a kid that goes without saying, because the game – it is the main activity of young children. In addition, using sensor devices kids love to chat with friends and watch videos.

Ordinary toys lose popularity among the children – they are replaced by mobile devices and game consoles. More than half of parents perceive touchscreens as “toys”, but not always. Among them there are those who believe that no mobile device can replace a conventional child toy.

Earlier, scientists said that mobile devices and tablet computers in particular have adverse effects on child development , and bad behavior at the table helps to learn better .
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