iTods: 50% of toddlers are surgically attached to a tablet

October 16th, 2013 6 Comments By Lucy Sweet

A survey has confirmed what everyone who has met a small child already knows – over half of toddlers aged between 2 and 3 years old are regularly using iPads, slavering over Cooking Mama and leaving slug trails on the screen.

mr tumble 255x300 iTods: 50% of toddlers are surgically attached to a tablet

OnePoll surveyed 1000 parents with young children and found that 4% of (spoilt) children had their own tablets, doubling to 8% at age 3. The majority of 2 year olds with access to a tablet spend one hour a day on it (yeah, RIGHT) and parents say they’re more technologically savvy than they are, despite not being able to control their bowels or count to ten.

Mostly, they’re playing ‘educational’ games, or watching YouTube, or adding to their mum’s Penis Beaker thread on Mumsnet. Older kids aged between 4 and 6 years old were even more attached to tablets, with 66% regularly using them.

The research was carried out by the creators of a new app starring Justin Fletcher, aka MR TUMBLE, aka The Anti-Christ.

Justin put down his special bag and said: ‘Through the apps, I have discovered a new way to entertain children.’

Be afraid, kids. Be very afraid.

Comments (6) Jump to most recent comment
  1. Posted by bored reader October 16, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Title is non-factual and sucks.

    Also, I’m willing to bet that”Lucy Sweet” is a pen name of a hoping to get more readers.

  2. Posted by bored reader October 16, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Pen name of a guy

  3. Posted by Duhh October 16, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    You’re new here, aren’t you?

  4. Posted by WoNkEy HaRrY October 16, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    WTF
    Is dis real?

  5. Posted by chewbie October 16, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Flex wit da is dis real?

  6. Posted by digibanger October 25, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    i blame the parents
    my parents…. boo hooo

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