Daily Express

WOULD WE ALL BENEFIT FROM A DIGITAL DETOX?

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Yes

YOUR report spelling out the worrying extent to which people are welded to their mobile phones and tablets should be a wake-up call for us all (“Help! We’ve got tablet withdrawal symptoms”, May 10).

The amount of people who seem to think it is okay to bring a mobile phone to the meal table and who get twitchy when they haven’t checked for messages for 30 minutes is having a profound effect on people’s daily lives.

Technology is a great thing but it should not be used at the expense of good manners and the art of conversati­on. Sandra Anderson, Hull

No

ANYONE who thinks that we can rewind and go back to a society where mobile devices are only used sporadical­ly is living in cloud cuckoo land.

Anyone currently in their 30s and 40s began the love affair with smart phones a decade ago and their children have grown up seeing them glued to their screens.

They are bound to follow suit and why shouldn’t they?

These devices are a massive plus and a great way to aid our lives.

Restrictin­g their use would be like banning letter writing back in the 1930s. Jamie Foster, Walsall, W Midlands

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