With tablets becoming increasingly prominent in today’s market and their common usage now in classrooms and major retail stores, it could be assumed that they would be the desired ‘it’ device for all children.
Children born in the digital age appear to be constantly glued to an electrical device’s screen of some sort. However a study by Communicus focusing on US children aged between 2 and 17, found that 13-17 year olds were the least likely group to interact with a tablet; even 2-5 year olds had a higher usage rate.
It seems to imply that everyone, even children, are loyal to their first ‘it’ electrical device. With the older range of the spectrum first being exposed to and interacting with smart phones such as early generations of the Apple IPhone. This seems to explain why teens are more sentimental towards smart phones than their younger counterparts; whose ages correlate more with the rise of tablets.
Overall, children today have much more of an advantage over their parents and grandparents, with smartphones and tablets becoming a much more integral part of their daily lives.
Who knows what the next ‘it’ smart device will be?
No matter what it will be, all we can say is: “Purses at the ready, parents!”