Should I leave my son's tablet?
July 4, 2015 at 17:45
This week we knew a somewhat surprising news, the Taiwanese Government had passed a law whereby children under 2 years of age are prohibited from using iPads and other similar devices and all those under the age of 18 are required to make proper use thereof not exceeding a prudent time of use. This has made us ask ourselves a question that will surely have crossed the minds of the vast majority of parents, Should I leave my son's tablet? How old is the recommended one? How long is a prudential time?
The truth is that this issue is a very subjective issue and depends largely on the knowledge and decision that each family makes regarding the education of their children. There is no established general rule that works for all cases at 100% and may vary depending on the child in question. Those that Taiwan has done, establishing itself as a “babysitter” state does not seem the best solution since in addition to being a very difficult measure to legislate, it meddles in the work of those who must have the last word: parents.
As it is also true that there are several organizations that provide guidance for the most appropriate procedures so that the development of the smallest of the house is optimal. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP, American Academy of Pediatrics) is one of them and the law that has been imposed in Taiwan is based largely on its guidelines. As they say, not only should children under two years of age be prevented from using tablets and the like, but also other entertainment media such as television.