No parenting topic is thornier than that of how much time our little ones should spend glued to little blue screens.
One mum who definitely knows where she stands on the whole to ban or not to ban discussion is Karly Tophill. After noticing her 13-year-old son, Dylan, was spending more and more time on his smartphone she decided to impose a dramatic year-long ban and within six weeks she had noticed a dramatic improvement in the teenager’s behaviour.
Her son seemed happier, more energetic, doing better with his homework and even offering to help with household chores.
Now the 41-year-old wants to encourage other parents to try out a phone or tablet-free day a week to see if they notice similar benefits in their own children.