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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    hegemon13, 16 Jun 2008 @ 12:14pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    I knew someone would make a comment like that, so I guess I should have added this disclaimer to begin with:

    I never said I agreed with the stereotype. I simply said it exists.

    Personally, I think I made it clear that I think such stereotypes are ridiculous, and no different, really, than racism. They are just directed at a different trait. Just like your own assumption that conservatives blame their problems on "god" or "acts of nature". ("Acts of nature" - huh??)

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