There’s a strong argument to be made, if you follow a certain line of reasoning, that the upcoming iPad mini will be bad for children.
Full-size iPads are already freely used in the home by millions of children, we know. And yet since Apple’s tablet PC burst onto the scene three years ago there’s been almost continuous worry that engaging with the iPad is damaging to kids’ physical and mental health. Its portability, combined with its lower cost, will mean it gets taken to places and used more frequently in more widespread social situations. Thus all the worries aimed at the iPad are multiplied many times for the iPad mini.
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