Children and Technology

‘A’ Assignment #3: Children and Technology

Children have been using technology a lot throughout the years. Even through experience I have had a child ask me for my phone so that they can play on it. Using technology is good, but I believe using to much can become a bad thing. We need to put a time limit on how much time is being used on a technology device. I think if we start doing this it will help our children to realize that there is more to life than just technology.

In the website it says, “Children now rely on technology for the majority of their play, grossly limiting challenges to their creativity and imaginations, as well as limiting necessary challenges to their bodies to achieve optimal sensory and motor development. Sedentary bodies bombarded with chaotic sensory stimulation are resulting in delays in attaining child developmental milestones, with subsequent negative impact on basic foundation skills for achieving literacy. Hard-wired for high speed, today’s young are entering school struggling with self-regulation and attention skills necessary for learning, eventually becoming significant behavior management problems for teachers in the classroom.”

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In the website it says, “There is also little doubt that all of the new technologies, led by the Internet, are shaping the way we think in ways obvious and subtle, deliberate and unintentional, and advantageous and detrimental The uncertain reality is that, with this new technological frontier in its infancy and developments emerging at a rapid pace, we have neither the benefit of historical hindsight nor the time to ponder or examine the value and cost of these advancements in terms of how it influences our children’s ability to think.”

In the website it says, “A study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation last year found that school-age kids spend an average of 7 1/2 hours a day in front of a television, a computer, a smartphone, or another digital device. That’s one hour and 17 minutes more than they did when the last study was done five years ago. The fact that most devices are mobile gives kids access in places they never had it before: on the school bus, in the doctor’s waiting room, or on a drive to Grandma’s. Although the Kaiser study involved 8- to 18-year-olds, anyone who has more than one child knows that little brothers and sisters not only follow in their older siblings’ footsteps, they’re barely a baby step behind.”

The resources I used are:

I found some really usefully information in these resources so I would highly recommend them. Children need to play without technology. They need to play outside and learn real life problems. When they are able to communicate one on one with others they can learn better. If they want to read don’t let them read on the technology device let them actually ready a book and be able to hold it in their hands. Overall it helps the child to develop better.


Thank you for reading.

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