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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    Bob Hickey, 16 Jun 2008 @ 8:45am

    Kids; cell phones

    Ever since the invention of the rehab. everything has suddenly become an addiction. It's a cure in search of a disease. There is an increasing number of parents that have no intention of raising their kids; they just hire sitters, nannys etc. then boarding school. In this case, I have to wonder why they didn't just cancel the contract on the cell; are they afraid that the kid might throw a tantrum or hate them or something?

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