Confiscating gadgets top method of punishing naughty kids

Confiscating phone

Parents have turned to confiscating their iPads and smartphones of their children to punish them.

Eight out of ten parents with children aged 14 or under say restricting their offspring's use of gadgets is their preferred form of discipline, a survey found.

And six out of 10 have experienced their offspring throwing a tantrum which some refer to as 'an iPaddy' after their devices are taken away from them, the Daily Star reported.

The average child spends nearly two hours a day on their gadgets and a quarter use them for more than four hours, according to the research for online retailer Pixmania.

Ghadi Hobeika, of online retailer Pixmania, said that when gdgets such as tablets and smartphones provide both a method of communication and a form of entertainment, so when parents remove them, this is a double whammy

Please read our terms of use before posting comments
TERMS OF USE: The views expressed in comments published on indianexpress.com are those of the comment writer's alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of The Indian Express Group or its staff. Comments are automatically posted live; however, indianexpress.com reserves the right to take it down at any time. We also reserve the right not to publish comments that are abusive, obscene, inflammatory, derogatory or defamatory.