Monthly Archives: May 2014

Tech-Orphans: A New Generation of Neglected Kids

There’s a new drug on the market, though it doesn’t have a label. It’s sold to parents in the form of tablet computers, iPhones, social media and video games.

And it’s as addictive as crack.

Its victims are kids who can’t seem to get their parents’ attention.

I call them “tech-orphans,” children deprived of sufficient positive interaction due to a caregiver’s preoccupation with an electronic device. Continue reading