Oh, God, I hate articles like that; they are written by people who think anything new is evil, and have no real scientific foundation (except for vague references to hyped up misinterpretations of scientific studies). Which of course is obvious based on the completely incorrect (and inflammatory) use of the word “psychotic” in the headline.
I gave my granddaughter an iPad when she was 6 months old, and carefully curated the apps she had available to her. She could identify all the letters of the alphabet (upper and lower case) by the time she was a year and a half, and was sounding out simple words at two and a half. She’s eight years old now, has an iPad and a Macbook of her own, and has never had a psychotic episode or become a mindless staring zombie. She’s a well-balanced, intelligent, articulate kid who plays Minecraft and Slither.io (among many others), takes ballet, loves animals, enjoys drawing, painting, writing stories, and playing board games, and just earned her purple belt in karate.
Technology is not good or evil. It’s a tool. You can use it correctly or incorrectly. With proper supervision and intelligent limits (like, for instance, definitely not allowing use after bedtime, when nobody should be staring at brightly lit electronics anyway), It offers some really great educational opportunities. I’d much rather see a kid using an iPad than just sitting and watching television!