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The internet is leaving children brain-dead

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Inventor warns ‘Google generation who spend life in front of screens are losing creativity and skills’

JOHN STEVENS
UK Daily Mail [1]
Dec 26, 2012

One of Britain’s leading inventors has warned that  a ‘Google generation’ who rely on the internet for  everything are in danger of becoming ‘brain-dead’.

Trevor Baylis, who invented the wind-up radio, said children are losing creativity and practical skills because they spend too much time in front of screens.

The 75-year-old said he fears that the next generation of inventors is being lost, with young people often unable to make anything with their hands.

But he said children could rediscover vital skills if schools used Meccano and other practical toys.

Mr Baylis said: ‘Children have  got to be taught hands-on, and not to become mobile phone or computer dependent.

‘They should use computers as and when, but there are so many people playing with their computers nowadays that spend all their time sitting there with a stomach.

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