In what ranks as something of stunning reversal, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has changed its stance on the potential harm smartphones and iPads can do to developing children.

Based on research culled from a meeting of educators, pediatricians, neuroscientists, educators, media researchers and social science experts in May, the organization now takes a more permissive stance on the issue of allowing children access to computers at a young age

The findings were presented during an event called “Growing Up Digital: Media Research Symposium”, in which experts shared their updated views on the relative benefits and pitfalls of children engaging with smart devices at a young age Read more…

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