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, 17 Jun 2008 @ 10:31am

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    Agreed. I am very conservative in a lot of my beliefs, but Republicans I know have actually called me a "traitor." Sorry, but I refuse to take a radical package deal. I believe what I believe, and if a particular belief happens to get labeled "liberal," I'm not going to change my mind. How certain issues become politically aligned is beyond me, anyway. For example, why are environmental issues liberal? They are what they are, and liberal/conservative has (or should have) absolutely NOTHING to do with it.

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