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On the news the other day they reported a study which showed that most people check their mobile phone every twelve minutes, with many looking at messages within five minutes of waking up. I remember seeing a cartoon of a family sitting at their meal, all reading their phones or tablets, and the caption read: ‘At breakfast the family was best left to their own devices.’ Given how much we now depend on them to talk to people, I do wonder why we never used to see long queues outside telephone boxes. (You might have to explain to your children what a telephone box is!)
Undoubtedly, the internet has opened up new possibilities of communication, but like any new invention, we need to develop a way of using it ethically and well.