Though I personally would never allow such a young child to spend more than 10 minutes per session on such a device,the law is rather stupid as it cannot possibly be policed!! I would prefer children to read a book or draw a picture,or just go and make mud pies in the garden,like I used to do!!!
I think this is a really tricky situation as we are really in an unknown area when it comes to the effects of technology on all of us, but especially young children.
I always think that moderation is the best way to go with things in life and that includes technology. Banning things rarely works and takes a lot of effort in enforcement. Education by providing people with enough information to make the best decisions they can is probably going to work better.
i don't understand how they will police it. I do now that kids should be banned from having anything to do with technology until they are able to read and write. As for my grandchildren, there is o communication, everything is a strain for them to even lift their head from ipads and anything technological. It is really sad for the poor little things.
did not know about this law in Taiwan until I read it here.
1 How can they police this ? children are unseen in their own homes.
2 I do think that parents should not let their young children from using ipads etc
3 it is difficult when you have a whinging child to wants the ipad or suchlike device .
4 I do worry about their eyes after hours of looking at the moving images,
5 the answer to this is do not download the games for them to play,
I agree. Children are introduced to certain technologies far too early for their own good. It used to that TV was 'evil' for young children until busy frazzled parents discovered the 'baby-sitting' properties and convenience of certain children's TV. However, Ipods, mobiles etc - I'd rather a child play and develop a nature talent for imagination and games with other children.
I think it's a ridiculous law. I Sweden where my neices and nephews live, they start school at 2 years of age and to see my nephew who was under 2 when imet him use his father's phone was an eye opener. Educational software was loaded and he knew what he was doing. No ipads around at that time but my grandchildren nere have them and learn from them. Everything in moderation is the key.
Sounds good to me. If it placed a ban until kids were eighteen, it would be even better. I am totally over trying to communicate with grandkids, and adults were there is any technology in the room. Same goes for doctors…trying to communicate AND show where this or that has appeared, such as skin spots or rashes or whatever whilst the doctor is negotiating the keyboard, drives me absolutely crazy. And it doubles the time for any visit, which always strikes me as being a bit silly since we are always being told that "doctors time is precious". In fact technology these days seems to S L O W everything down.
I don't know about whats going on in Taiwan, except for this question, but our grandchildren aged 8 & 4 haven't even had a tv in their house, since they were born. It was only on our last visit, that the eldest 1 asked to play a game on my laptop, when I was picking her up from her house. I looked at our daughter, who said they'd just been shown the game at school at day. The 4 year old isn't interested in the laptop or our phones...yet! Luckily, the eldest 1 loves reading as well & talking to us!