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All 3 of the DCs new Tablet PCs have now been smashed.......

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TeenTwinsToddlerandTiaras Sat 12-Jan-13 13:43:39

I mean ffs can't they make them bloody bounce. One bigtiny fall on wooden floor and they are buggered.

DD's lasted about 3 days until the toddler threw it. DS2's lasted about a week longer until it was sat on and DS1 is now in tears as his has just smashed on the floor when I grabbed it out of his hand cos he was'nt listening to me as usual.

I bought them so they would'nt keep arguing over the laptop. SHIT!

ReallyTired Sat 12-Jan-13 13:46:33

How old are your children? It sounds like they are way too young for such expensive gadgets. I assume you are not going to replace them.

5madthings Sat 12-Jan-13 13:47:01

Errm maybe you all.need to be a bit more careful?

Toddlers break things so you keep.them out if reach.

Accidents do.happen but to.break three? Tablets since xmas? Suggests maybe more care needs to.be taken.

Did you have insurance?

Fakebook Sat 12-Jan-13 13:47:06

Eek. This is why I will never buy dd anything that expensive until I know she can take care of them.
Ywbu in trying to snatch the last one though. That breakage was your fault IMO.

janey68 Sat 12-Jan-13 13:47:55

Erm... If you let your children throw them around then yeap they're gonna. Break. Sounds like your problem is with your kids being out of control rather than with technology.

MrsKeithRichards Sat 12-Jan-13 13:47:59

I'm a nervous wreck with ds 7 and his!

ipadquietly Sat 12-Jan-13 13:48:00

Well, they're not toys, are they? What do you expect?

5madthings Sat 12-Jan-13 13:48:05

really given op's name i think she has teenage twins? And toddler age children as well?

lolaflores Sat 12-Jan-13 13:50:14

"when i grabbed it out of his hand as he wasn't listening as usual"

I smell chaos.

MsVestibule Sat 12-Jan-13 13:51:03

Who do think is being unreasonable? The manufacturers of the tablets or your incredibly careless family confused?

LadyBeagleEyes Sat 12-Jan-13 13:51:56

Wow, that's either bad luck or sheer carelessness.
I hope you're insured.

nokidshere Sat 12-Jan-13 13:52:02

My poor iPad has been dropped more than once onto a wooden floor (by me)- thankfully it has a good quality cover so it has never broken.

The children - whatever age they are - are not allowed ot walk around with it - if they want to use it they have to be sitting.

Astelia Sat 12-Jan-13 13:52:07

You can buy tough cases that will protect tablets if they are dropped, even onto concrete. I don't know if they protect from being sat on though.

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 12-Jan-13 13:54:25

Goodness. 5yo DD1 has been using various iPads and iPhones since she was a year and has never broken one. She knows to be incredibly careful with it or it's withdrawn. She wouldn't get near them if she behaved like that and she's known that since she was tiny.

Proudnscary Sat 12-Jan-13 13:54:40

How old are your kids? Why do all three have tablets?

Yes I am being judgemental

Theas18 Sat 12-Jan-13 13:55:45

Agree with iPad. They aren't toys. My 3 guard their xmas tablets with their lives, though I agree we don't have a toddler around.
If your teens are sitting on gadgets etc then maybe the beds the experience to learn to take care of their things more.

On a positive note, do you have accidental damage on household contents insurance? Claiming for 3 in onego should at least make the excess a lowish proportion of the total. And I'd you don't have it, maybe take it our for the next batch of gadgets they get!

TeenTwinsToddlerandTiaras Sat 12-Jan-13 13:56:18

Still thinking about replacements. Probably would'nt claim on insurance as premium will go up. DC are 11, 11 and 16 and the toddler is 2.

They were all provided with cases that they could keep them in when using them and which would have protected them but they never kept them in them. DD previously had a laptop which lasted 3 months and a blackberry which lasted one month (luckily we took insurance with the contract).

Janey68 There always has to be one hmm.

Still can't understand why something that is designed to be portable breaks so bloody easily.

knackeredmother Sat 12-Jan-13 13:57:59

Why should her kids not have tablets regardless of their age? We are in 2012, it is good for children to grow up knowing how to use the technology that is a massive part of our lives.
Op I agree, the glass breaks too easily. I'm sure apple are capable of developing non smash glass. Most adults have broken the screen on their iPad/phone at some point.

knackeredmother Sat 12-Jan-13 13:58:36

In fact we are in 2013. Spot the deliberate mistake!

twilight81 Sat 12-Jan-13 13:59:10

Wow you people jump on people quickly dont you.... I'm a fully grown responsible careful adult and even I have dropped my phone off the sofa and smashed it before... These things happen.
If you have wooden or tiled floors its a nightmare, even dropping a childs plastic toy can smash it. There are tablets specifically made for children, my ds has a toddler type one with a protective built in casing.

SaraBellumHertz Sat 12-Jan-13 13:59:31

Lola grin yep sounds like chaos to me too!

Having said that DC2's itouch was smashed when youngest grabbed in and dropped it.

We have marble floors and nothing survives being dropped sad

Annunziata Sat 12-Jan-13 13:59:40

Well they were designed to be portable not be thrown at a wooden floor. It's their own fault, at 11 they should know better.

janey68 Sat 12-Jan-13 13:59:48

There's a lot more than one person on here who thinks the problem lies with misuse rather than a problem with iPads hmm

dreamingbohemian Sat 12-Jan-13 13:59:57

Because it's designed to be portable, not droppable

Don't replace them! Tell them they only get one gadget a year, if they break it before the year is up, too bad.

(I would actually say longer than a year, but a year minimum.)

MikeLitoris Sat 12-Jan-13 14:00:07

My 2yo has a tablet and it has a rubber skin thingy on it and a screen protector.

Did you not think to get something like that before giving it them?

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