“That’s not a toy.”
“She shouldn’t be using that, it isn’t good for her.”
The above are a few of the phrases parents might hear when their children are seen scrolling through a tablet, tapping on a smart phone, or manipulating the mouse on a computer. Whether it is a result of the “generation gap” or just a general misunderstanding of the uses of technology, there are those that immediately turn their nose up at the idea of a child interacting with what these people apparently see as a “grown up” item. For some, the idea of bringing a toddler into the computer world while still in diapers is as insane as allowing him or her the keys to the car. Some will even pull up insane ideas to support their belief (my favorite is, “The child will get radiation poisoning from touching the screen.”).