Advancement in Technology Shapes the Lives of Children and Adults

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Technology has continued to shape the world we live from as long as man was living on Earth until present day. Many of us have seen drastic technological changes in our lives over merely a few decades, or even a couple of years, which have aided us in improving the condition in which humans live. However, technology appears to have advanced so quickly that, as humans, we are unable to stay updated on the latest trends. In the 21st century, technology shapes the lives of numerous adults, but as well as their children. While once the fad being to play outside with friends and riding bikes, children and teens today have been caught up with a variety of social media sites and devices that help to locate them. “By 2010, two-thirds of children …show more content…

Collins, like many other parents of the children of the “touch-screen generation”, is slightly embarrassed of her reliance on technology to make her job easier (Allday). She worries that even the small amounts of “screen time” that she provides the children may have negative effects on their developing brain. Collins and her husband are just one example of parents in the 21st century who have become dependent on technology for their children’s enjoyment and their less stressful lives. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, it recommends no “screen time”, from television to smartphones, for ages two and under, and less than two hours a day for children older than two until they are teenagers. The impact of rapidly advancing technology on the developing child has caused an increase of physical, psychological, and behavioral disorders that health and education systems are just beginning to detect and understand. Children have a variety of factors necessary to achieve healthy child development, which includes “movement, touch, human connection, and exposure to nature,” as specified by pediatric occupational therapist, Cris Rowan. Parents rather than hugging, playing, rough housing, and conversing with children, are increasingly resorting to supplying their children with more technological devices, creating drifts from relationships and minds of

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