At the DMV today, one parent ignores what appeared to be about 3 year old girl who is walking around staring at an iPod trying to talk to it for more than 20 minutes while another hands her little girl an iPad and tells her to go over there and leave mommy alone (pointing across the waiting area).
Current Apple Devices:
iPod Touch 4th Gen-Black-8G-WiFi
Well, Amber Alerts are relatively new, and they took time to get used and spread after introduction, so any increase is not because people leave their kids untended. Lots of people grew up left to play on their own, or with other kids, without an adult watching, and don't get kidnapped, so let's not blow that out of proportion. It would be unnatural for kids to be watched every waking moment.
AMBER Alert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
What we're talking about here is people who use gadgets as babysitters.
iPads make great babysitters. You can use "Find my iPhone" to find out where they are, and iMessage to call them in for dinner.
We have actually instituted a " screen free" time period after dinner where our girls have to read or do something productive for an hour or so. Not homework time either, something else altogether. They whined at first but now they have settled into it. It's working OK so far. I think it's worth people doing something like this.
32GB Wifi iPad 2 / OS 7.0