Are iPads & Tablets Damaging A Child’s Development?

In 2011 iPads and Tablets were owned by as little as 4.2 million people in the UK. Fast forward 7 years and we are looking at 18 million tablet users.

Quite a crazy statistic hey? But maybe not as shocking as a recent survey from UK Council for Child Internet Safety who has published research claiming 1 in 4 babies under the age of 2 and more than a third of 3-5 year olds have their own iPad or Tablet.
It’s not surprising then, that there are a plethora of children’s Apps, YouTube channels and websites that are both educational and interactive yet Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield stated:

I am very concerned about screens for babies. It is deeply depressing and has no place in the baby equipment list.