•Mobile phones are no longer being used to just make
calls and send text messages. They are becoming
networked computers with endless possibilities!
•Smartphones, with the revolution of apps, have
already replaced books, maps, cameras, MP3 players
etc. in our bags and pockets.
• More than a billion smartphones are being used everyday
around the world, and that number is rapidly growing.
•As more and more adults are increasinly turning to
mobile devices and apps, so are their children!
•According to a recent study done in America in 2013,
the survey showed that among children under the age
of 2, 38% had used mobile devices like iphones,
tablets or kindles.
•Another recent study done in America showed that
currently 40% of families now own tablets (up from
8% two years ago), while 7% of children under the age
of 8 own their own tablets.
•Certainly, mobile devices are more convenient than
traditional technologies, wheather for parent's own
use, or for distracting a young child.
•Although the America Acadamy of Pediatrics
reccomend that children under the age of 2 have no
screen time, the group's recomendation is mostly
• A servey done in America showed that children under
the age of 2 spend on average an hour a day in front
of screens, engaging in activities such as watching
television, using computers, viewing DVD's, and
playing with mobile Apps.
•Children ages 2-4 spend an average of two hours a day
in front of screens, and children between the ages of
5-8 spend an average of two hours and twenty
minutes a day in front of screens.
•There are a vast number of educational apps available
for babies and children that are either free or low
cost. These apps teach children to learn letters,
shapes, numbers, sign language, animals, as well as
provide opportunities for children to engage in music
to create art.
•Many parents enjoy the various opportunities and
benefits that are available on smartphone apps for
their children's use, but there are simultaneous
concerns about the safety and privacy of their
children's personal lives revealed to the public.
• Some parental concerns include: instant access to
unsuitable online material, too much information
available to strangers, expensive phone bills etc.
• Mobile apps are drastically and rapidly changing our
lives and the way we do things.
• Mobile apps are making it possible for us to engage
with the outside world and not leave the house.
•Mobile apps make it possible to order groceries, shop
online, pay bills, deposit checks etc., all from the
confort of your home.
•Mobile apps are becoming increasingly popular
around the world for people of all ages, weather used
for convenience, buisness or pleasure.
•The revolution of mobile apps are changing the way
we live our lives, for better or for worse.