We are not just swimming in a new medium, we are drowning in it, writes Susan Morony
Christina Patterson’s views about screen use (Don’t let life go by in the blink of a screen, 8 August) must echo those of thousands of parents. We are not just swimming in a new medium, we are drowning in it.
On a flight last week from Preveza to London, a seven-year-old boy pulled the window blind down straight after takeoff, so that he could see his iPad screen. Had he looked out of the window, he would have seen the most wonderful things: crystal clear views of Paxos and Antipaxos, Corfu, the entire, stunning Slovenian and Croatian coasts, glorious Venice, the Alps, from Italy through Switzerland and France, and finally the English Channel and home. So sad that he, and many others, had their heads buried in their screens for the entire journey, and that his mother didn’t think to suggest looking out of the window occasionally.