26th April 2013 – ITV – Digitally dependent Britain: Are toddlers addicted to tablet computers and smartphones?

Toddlers are becoming so addicted to iPads and smartphones that they require therapy, experts have warned.

Parents who allow babies and toddlers to access tablet computers for several hours a day are at risk of causing “dangerous” long term effects to their child.

Dr Richard Graham from London’s Nightingale Hospital launched the UK’s first technology addiction programme three years ago. He said, “Technology addicts experience the same withdrawal symptoms as alcoholics or heroin addicts, the condition prevents youngsters from forming normal social relationships and leaves them drained from the constant interaction.”

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