Here Come the ‘techno-tots’ –
April 2018 – Ten years ago, psychologist Sue Palmer predicted the toxic effects of social media. Now she sees a worrying new danger … When the little girl pointed at the sweets at the checkout, her mother said: ‘No, they’re bad for your teeth.’ So her daughter, who was no more than two, did what small children often do at such times. She threw a tantrum. What happened next horrified me. The embarrassed mother found her iPad in her bag and thrust it into her daughter’s hands. Peace was restored immediately.