With the iPad continuing to be the highest selling tablet on the market and the upcoming release of an iPad 3 (or 2S) likely to propel it even further ahead of the competition, you would be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t seen or used an iPad before.
Should you buy your kids an iPad 3?
While the iPad has caught on well in both the professional and recreational market thanks to its ease of use and multitude of high quality apps, is it good to buy one for your kids?
There are numerous apps in the App Store solely targeted for kids and parents who can afford one for their offspring see it as a way to give their kids a headstart into the digital age. But at what cost?
PCWorld’s Tom Kaneshige has written an interesting piece which discourages parents from buying an iPad for their kids. According to Tom and many other reports we’ve seen in the past, while the iPad does have its advantages it does lead to isolation which in turn “can lead to poor social skills at a time when kids are just learning how to interact with each other.”
Gone are the days when kids would spend time together and partake in sports and other outdoor activities, as tech isolation takes over.
Hit the source link for Kaneshige’s full take on iPad and why you should avoid getting one for your kids.
Do you plan on buying your kids an iPad 3 or taking advantage of the incoming price drop of the iPad 2 and snagging the current generation Apple tablet? Sound off in the comments below.