A few years ago I posted excitedly about ordering my very first iPhone and praying that it would not result in my children being left to fend for themselves as I horribly neglected them in favor of staring at the small screen all day long. They have grown quite a lot since then, and whether my iPhone addiction has done them any long lasting psychological damage will of course be fodder for the psychologists of their future.
Soooooo, you are asking yourselves, what about the kids?!?! Should they be allowed to have smartphones? Obviously I'm a tech expert and not a child psychologist, but being a mother with a pention for mobile technologies it's certainly a topic to which I've given thought.
At work I am the Head of Retail Research worldwide for IBM and a Senior Telecommunications Expert. In "real life" I am also a wife and mother. This blog combines my expertise from both parts of my life to share with you thoughts and knowledge about communication technologies and how they will affect our kids now and in the future. The opinions expressed here are mine alone and do not represent the opinions of IBM or anyone else mentioned.