My kids use their iPads a lot. I mean a lot. Almost as much as I use my phone. The thing is a constant companion from the time they get home from school to the time they go to bed, whenever they aren’t at gym practice or swimming in the pool or jumping on the trampoline. They do other things too, of course, but even when playing with toys or creating dance routines in the living room or painting on the kitchen table, the thing is lurking in the background, providing a constant ward against the silence.