Over on the Huffington Post, Rachel Mosteller is wondering if some parents are now raising mini-addicts – a worry raised by seeing a computer (and collection of games) being given on a fourth birthday. This leads to some reflection on an evident lack of moderation and parental guidance in the use of technology. For her own children, Rachel wants them to “learn to use these items in moderation while still enjoying the non-technical side of life.”
Sensible enough, and hardly controversial.
What got me though was the story related in one of the story’s comments:
I’m having that problem with my nephew. He’s 6 years old and tops the charts in Call Of Duty 4. His little hand is stretching across the keyboard to precisely pull off moves. The problem is that’s all the thinks about now. He hasn’t been going to sleep lately.
I don’t know where to begin.