Kids Use Mobile Phones Too Much? Send 'Em To A Mental Hospital

from the seems-a-bit-extreme dept

We've noted in the past the, well, addiction some people have to calling any sort of regular usage of something an "addiction." It's quite common with all sorts of technologies. Often there doesn't seem to be any actual evidence of an addiction -- or, if there is, it usually becomes clear that the problem is somewhere else, and the people simply turn to technology to avoid that other issue in their lives. Either way, it still seems a bit extreme to hear that, in Spain, parents have sent two children, aged 12 and 13, to a mental hospital to try to help "cure them" of their mobile phone "addiction." As parents, what was wrong with just taking away their mobile phone?

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    mobiGeek, 16 Jun 2008 @ 11:39am

    Re: Re: Re:

    one of the stereotypes of liberals is that they like to take responsibility for one's behavior off of the individual, and blame it instead on some vague condition,

    You mean, like "god" or "acts of nature"?

    I don't think those are liberals....


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