Tablets are a doddle to use and super portable, and they run a huge assortment of apps that engage the minds of our children in a variety of ways. At times we can reasonably argue that they dominate too much of their time with activities that are not productive. To be clear, as long as children have some exposure to the digital world and a variety of learning opportunities in their lives, they don't actually need tablets.
In 2010, when Steve Jobs released the iPad, he described it as a wonderful device that would bring us educational tools. It would allow us to surf the web, watch videos, and enable us to interact with other people like never before.
Two years later when he was asked, "Your kids must love the iPad?" Jobs replied, "Actually we don't allow the iPad in the home. We think it's too dangerous for them.” What he was referring to was the addictive nature of the technology and the impact it could have on the lives of his children and humanity as a whole. Since then this message has become one that we are familiar with – it has captured the attention of the media and has been widely reported.