When children and technology collide

16th March 2012 I have a new iPhone.

This is a very exciting development for me – or at least it was, until I realised it was going to be yet another piece of tech I had to keep hidden from my 20 month old daughter.

Here’s why:









This is the picture my daughter took with my phone yesterday. She managed to get hold of the phone, get it to camera and then take the actual picture of her foot.

It’s not the first time she’s got involved with technology. The other day, she clambered on to my desk chair and started having a go on my computer keyboard. The thing is, Twitter was open.

Here’s the tweet she sent:

Toddler tweet 

And don’t even get me started on YouTube.

I now can’t even switch my computer on without my daughter demanding to watch The Wheels on the Bus on repeat, over and over and over again.

And it seems I’m not alone. We put the question out on the Heart Wiltshire Facebook page and got some really funny examples of kids and technology mixing.

Penny said, “Our youngest daughter is only 2 but technology mad. She loves my iPad and can work it better than me, she knows how to put YouTube on and watch Peppa Pig…she has even figured out both mine and my hubby's smartphones and can do the same on them.”

Penny’s not the only one though. Listen to what happened to Emma, from Calne:


Have you got any stories of when children and technology mix?!