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(NYPost)   Old & busted: Stealing candy from a baby. New hotness: Stealing an iPhone from a toddler   (nypost.com) divider line 23
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2013-03-15 11:23:57 AM
5 votes:
Don't give expensive or valuable things to toddlers.  In fact, don't give ANYTHING to a toddler unless you are ok with it being lost, damaged, or broken.
2013-03-15 11:21:49 AM
4 votes:
3 year old with an iphone? Seems like the criminal is a better parent than the victims.
2013-03-15 11:21:14 AM
3 votes:
Which is why my kids aren't getting phones until they're old enough to fight back.

What's WITH this "every kid has an iphone" thing? KIDS DON'T NEED PHONES.
2013-03-15 05:05:54 PM
2 votes:

ck819: When you are at a restaurant and the food is taking a long time to come out, would you rather hear screaming kids or see a kid playing a game on an iphone?


I would prefer the parent beat some discipline into the kid so it doesn't become an issue in the first place.
2013-03-15 12:40:56 PM
2 votes:

kiwimoogle84: Which is why my kids aren't getting phones until they're old enough to fight back.

What's WITH this "every kid has an iphone" thing? KIDS DON'T NEED PHONES.


It's not a phone, its a pocket babysitter.

Will be interesting to see if the kids who had a touchscreen shoved at them to make them shut up will turn out similar to the ones that were sat in a windup swing in front of daytime tv.
2013-03-15 12:28:03 PM
2 votes:

Dragonflew: I absolutely agree with the "a toddler does not need an iPhone", but it wasn't the kid's.  Still, it's pretty stupid letting a toddler play with one.


You don't have a toddler.  They are great for when you are doing something boring and necessary and have to have the kid in tow.

As for my kid, hell, he would have had to punch him to get him to let go of the phone!  Kid's a fighter and he has a DEATH GRIP on that phone.
2013-03-15 11:29:03 AM
2 votes:
The homeless person was probably doing the whole family a favor. And if that Iphone was on Sprint I say we find this homeless man and make him a Lord and grant him land and title.
2013-03-15 11:24:43 AM
2 votes:
I never got robbed for candy, then again I never carried/flashed $500 worth of candy to be stolen either.
2013-03-15 11:24:35 AM
2 votes:

Bin_jammin: 3 year old with an iphone? Seems like the criminal is a better parent than the victims.


To be fair, it WAS his mother's phone, but I'm not handing my kid a piece of technology worth several hundred dollars. They get a book. Or a remote with no batteries. Kids will play with ANYTHING.
2013-03-15 11:23:55 AM
2 votes:
I absolutely agree with the "a toddler does not need an iPhone", but it wasn't the kid's.  Still, it's pretty stupid letting a toddler play with one.
2013-03-15 04:16:04 PM
1 votes:

katerbug72: Yogimus: katerbug72: learning apps

^people actually believe this

Do you think there is only one way to learn something? He uses it when he has to go to the grocery store with me or the doctor's office. He uses it when otherwise he would be running around and annoying other people a these places. If that's wrong, I don't want to be right.
I'm not a phone zombie as I don't even own a smartphone. I keep having to put minutes on my pay-as-you-go shiat phone so I keep the rollover because I never use it.
Just because a kid uses an iPod or iPhone does not make him a mindless drone. It's just another way to learn. Like I said, come out of the dark ages already. I don't condone the assholes who use these things in the company of others or endanger theirs or others lives because they can't look up but they do have their usefulness in the right situation.


I am in my mid 40s and was born in the 60s.  I am also a network engineer and a technophile.  Oddly enough I remember in the good old days when children did not run around screaming if they were not given a digital pacifier.  A pair of car keys would suffice, or a smack on the bottom.

I remember the "dark ages" and the children were certainly better behaved than what I see now.

I remember once when I was a small child and I ran around willy nilly in a shopping center, and punched my grandmother in the knee, she promptly dropped my trousers and spanked me in front of everyone, and I never repeated the incident.

I recently spent 2 years mentoring graduating college students who were in the late teens and early 20s who grew up with smartphones and computers.  They were literally helpless if an application failed to work and their answer to everything was to turn the computer off and on, and pray to the digital gods out there that it would automagically fix itself.

Technology has taken away the building blocks of a proper education and upbringing.  It is up to parents to make sure they prepare their child to function in the world as adults without having to rely on "googling".

A device can be a learning tool but it should only be used after a basic skillset is acquired. Reward good behavior with the use of it, technology should never be used as a panacea for proper child rearing.  Rewarding bad behavior is the worst thing you can do to a child.

Robert Heinlein said it best
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly." "
2013-03-15 02:05:56 PM
1 votes:

theflatline: katerbug72: Watubi: I agree, a 3 year old does NOT need an iPhone.  An iPad or iTouch is far more appropriate.  It's also a great excuse for Dad to upgrade to the new model

This. My two and a half year old has taken over my iPod touch and now I would like to pass it on to him and get an iPad mini. The kid knows how to use it better than my husband and he's mostly careful with it.

Get him some lincoln logs, crayons, and coloring books.


Exactly.  It's bad enough we have farking grown adults walking around like the living dead... PHONES...  PHONES...

Way to pass on the bad habit to your children.  I would be totally 100% happy if cell phones just went away.
2013-03-15 01:54:12 PM
1 votes:

theflatline: katerbug72: Watubi: I agree, a 3 year old does NOT need an iPhone.  An iPad or iTouch is far more appropriate.  It's also a great excuse for Dad to upgrade to the new model

This. My two and a half year old has taken over my iPod touch and now I would like to pass it on to him and get an iPad mini. The kid knows how to use it better than my husband and he's mostly careful with it.

Get him some lincoln logs, crayons, and coloring books.


You know....give him an activity that doesn't make him a mindless drone and requires thought and creativity.
2013-03-15 01:43:28 PM
1 votes:

katerbug72: Watubi: I agree, a 3 year old does NOT need an iPhone.  An iPad or iTouch is far more appropriate.  It's also a great excuse for Dad to upgrade to the new model

This. My two and a half year old has taken over my iPod touch and now I would like to pass it on to him and get an iPad mini. The kid knows how to use it better than my husband and he's mostly careful with it.


Get him some lincoln logs, crayons, and coloring books.
2013-03-15 01:17:57 PM
1 votes:

Dragonflew: Today on Fark, I learned that giving a three-year-old a piece of fragile electronics worth hundreds of dollars to play with is "reasonable".


And I learned that there are a lot of judgmental douchenozles on fark.  You all are biatching about a mom giving her phone to her kid - all her choices and well within her right to do so - and you don't give a crap about the scumbag who decided to steal it for drugs.

Golf clap.  You've taken victim blaming to a whole new level.

As far as my parenting skills are concerned - go fark yourself with a pineapple.  My kid takes great care of the phones, he's never broken one and we have them in child proof cases.  It's not like we just let him zone for hours with the thing, it's a treat or a distraction for when he's stuck accompanying us to someplace that sucks.  The kid reads and does math better than average so take your ideal parenting idea and shove it so far up your self righteous bunghole that you can comment on the smell.
2013-03-15 01:14:07 PM
1 votes:
YouPeopleAreCrazy:
I wonder how all of us parents got along before gameboys and iThingies came along.

How did those children survive without constant and instant gratification?


We went outside.
2013-03-15 12:48:05 PM
1 votes:
Its time we started looking at euthanasia as a viable solution to the homeless issue.
2013-03-15 12:16:09 PM
1 votes:
In my day we didn't have cell phones to play with, we just jerked off all day.....and we liked it.

\Good times
2013-03-15 12:09:01 PM
1 votes:
Don't ever give anything to a toddler you don't want lost/broken.  They are literally dumber than a cat but have thumbs.
2013-03-15 11:57:50 AM
1 votes:
I'm more outraged my the parent using a technological babysitter to placate the child. These are the parents that will plop the child in front of Elmo and let him do the work.
2013-03-15 11:53:48 AM
1 votes:

Carth: kiwimoogle84: Which is why my kids aren't getting phones until they're old enough to fight back.

What's WITH this "every kid has an iphone" thing? KIDS DON'T NEED PHONES.

Most of the time it is either the parent's old phone after they upgraded. Kids didn't need gameboys either but it keeps them quiet when you're doing something.


The difference being, GameBoys don't cost you every month, and you can't download $180 in aps and surprise your parents with the bill. Happened to my sister. My 7 year old niece basically bought every top ap itunes had to offer on my sister's phone, then deleted most of them, trying to cover it up. Still showed on the bill though. My sister about died.
2013-03-15 11:53:07 AM
1 votes:

reaperducer: Master Sphincter:
The judge has to recognize the fact that this junky has morals and cut him some slack. Maybe a night in jail and community service.

I didn't realize it was Lindsay Lohan.


You forgot to type the joke
2013-03-15 11:38:44 AM
1 votes:
First world problems.
 
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