Confiscating gadgets top method of punishing naughty kids
- Rs 20L seized from Ajit Chandila relative's home, another ex-cricketer held
- India and China ask SRs to work on more border steps
- Can't charge man with rape over consensual sex even if marriage eludes: Supreme Court
- Saudi Arabian authorities refuse to accept new Indian passports
- FIR filed against Facebook for not discontinuing hate page
Parents have turned to confiscating their iPads and smartphones of their children to punish them.
Eight out of ten parents with children aged 14 or under say restricting their offspring's use of gadgets is their preferred form of discipline, a survey found.
And six out of 10 have experienced their offspring throwing a tantrum – which some refer to as 'an iPaddy' – after their devices are taken away from them, the Daily Star reported.
The average child spends nearly two hours a day on their gadgets and a quarter use them for more than four hours, according to the research for online retailer Pixmania.
Ghadi Hobeika, of online retailer Pixmania, said that when gdgets such as tablets and smartphones provide both a method of communication and a form of entertainment, so when parents remove them, this is a double whammy
- Former Ranji player among 3 more held
- Rajasthan Royals to file FIR against tainted trio
- If found guilty, BCCI to ask ICC to erase Sreesanth records
- Top cops among 42 named in death of blast accused
- Manmohan-Li talks: PM takes tough line on incursion issue
- Security forces blame Maoists, villagers say CoBRA man was killed in 'friendly fire'