With there being various applications and programs designed for children to play and learn from parents would think that technology is vital for their upbringing, but they could not be more misinformed. According to the article “The Influence of Young Children's Use of Technology on Their Learning: A Review” by member of the Department of Early Childhood Education at the National Taitung University, Ching-Ting Hsin and fellow colleagues Ming-Chaun Li and Chin Chung Tsai from the Nation Taiwan University, the programs are causing some negative effects on children. In their research they have come to “believe that the use of technologies may impede these children’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development” from prolonged use (Hsin 1). Of course there are some positives to
My research project was inspired by my love of children and the many times I have observed children using technology. From this experience I noticed many young children are extremely familiar with technology and the use of technology can have both positive and negative effects on them. As I have researched into this topic, I have learnt there are many beneficial and harmful implications of technological use for children. A finding I have come across on multiple occasions is children should not be using or be in contact with any technology whilst they are under the age of 2. A positive implication includes using technology for educational reasons as opposed to entertainment purposes. Using technology for entertainment or for long periods of time can negatively affect the child psychologically. A key point from my research has lead me to understand technology can have a huge impact on a child’s mental, physical and emotional health. (154 words)
Many studies and observations have been made on how technology can negatively affect a child’s physical health, mental health, emotional well-being, values, educational development and relationships. The results of these studies found technology exposure can be linked to childhood obesity, behavioral problems, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, coordination disorder, unintelligible speech, developmental delays, learning difficulties, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, poor physical activity and poor school performance.
My cousin's wife Irina Olaru has a positive attitude about the internet use of their children, a girl of four years, and a boy of two and half years. Irina graduated Bethel University, in Minnesota, four years ago. She said to me that their children use a laptop and cellphones every day. Asking her how much time daily their children spend in front of a laptop or cell phone, she said more than two hours every day, which confirms above statistical data. Asking her what attitude they have, as parents about the computer use of their children at such young age, she explained that the internet gives many opportunities of learning and developing for their children. They do not want to ban computer use because they need a time when their children
A dramatic increase in Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) cases has been observed over the past 20 years. Studies conducted in Australia (1) found a correlation with the amount of screen time children are exposed to as infants, and the chance they will have ADHD at age 7. Scientists questioned parents about children's electronic usage between the ages of 2-3
define screen based activities as “watching TV, playing computer games, and working with a computer”. Each participant was asked three questions: “How many hours a day do you spend watching television… on a screen?”, “How many hours a day, in your free time, do you spend playing computer games…?”, and “How many hours a day do you spend using electronic devices such as computers, tablets (like Ipad), or smartphones…?”. With these questions, the researchers divided the children into two sections. One category contained children who spent less than 2 hours a day on technology and the other contained kids who spent more than that every day. The latter is considered to spend excessive time on the internet and technology in general. It was found that more than half of the children tested spend more than the recommended amount of time using technology. The questionnaire furthermore asked each participant to rate (on a scale of very often, often, rarely, never) how often they experienced the following: “inability to eat or sleep because of the internet”, uncomfortableness due to being unable to access the internet, surfing the internet even if they are not having fun, picking the internet over family, friends school, or other hobbies. If they answered very often or often to any of the questions, they were considered to be affected by the overuse of
The effect that screentime and electronic use has on children has been investigated and questioned since these technologies have been available. As time goes by, this effect has become more clear despite the trend of younger and younger children using electronics at an early age. We should moderate and limit the effect that excessive screentime may have on our children, because it has been shown to be linked to reduced sleep and depression; the 7.5 daily hours children spend behind a screen cut heavily into playtime; and electronics don't provide a fully suitable substitute for the benefits of regular play.
Over the past 30 years, technology has made great strides towards becoming a fundamental part of our everyday lives; and for millions of parents and their children, it already is. The modern American household is catered towards the technologically inclined- computers, tablets, gaming systems, and smart TVs have become commonplace in many homes. Not only do they serve their practical purpose, but devices such as these also offer many opportunites for children and toddlers to learn, play, and experience things they'd previously been unable to. Many might challenge ideas such as this without outdated statistics or conservative mindsets, but the truth of the matter is, the technological era has arrived; and our children need to learn how to live in it.
What is technology’s affect on children? Technology has a very complicated effect on children. For Instance, “He started getting more and more focused on his game and losing interest in baseball and reading” (5). Consequently, technology has been affecting this physically activities, most people agree technology can be a very helpful thing when it doesn’t affect children in a negative way. In the first place, “Developmental psychologist understand that children’s healthy development involves social interaction, creative imaginative play and engagement with the real, natural world” (23). As a consequence, many children using technology in a bad way won't get the natural development they need. Psychologists believe children need to develop
In Phuoc Tran and Kaveri Subrahmanyam (2013) journal article it explains and gives us evidence on how digital tools are and have become an important tool when it comes to children’s learning and development. They mention Vygotsky’s theory, on how cognitive development happens with the use of computers because it is a tool that is part of our culture. These tools are important because it helps the children develop many different skills (Tran and Subrahmanyam, 2013). They mention different pathways that help toward cognitive development. The first pathway is the amount of time that they spend using the computers. Children shouldn’t spend a long time using the computers they should limit their use of computers for a certain amount of time per day. They mention how kids that come from a low-income family and struggle with reading get many beneficial in learning from using the computers. It enhances their school readiness. The second pathway is the way kids interpret the language of the computer. For example, how to navigate a computer. Tran and Subrahmanyam mention, “Research has suggested that playing an electronic game can have positive effects on cognitive
In this passage we are discussing how technology influencing on children. How researchers or articles, journals concluded the effects of technology. According to Ching-Ting Hsin et.al (2014, pg.85) “eighty seven articles published between 2003 and 2013 were identified web of science database. The majority of the reviewed studies revealed that the technologies had positive effects on children performance across developmental domains”. In this rapid development of technology in children lives changing learning styles comparing with previous generations. Still some researchers are arguing technology effects on their physical and behavioral or social development. Purpose of this
Technology has revolutionized the human experience by changing the way one learns. Technology can best be defined as a tool that supports and promotes human learning. This can be seen through the usage of calculators, tablets (example: iPad), Smart Boards, video cameras, and, of course, the computer. These are all innovations that can have a profound impact on classroom learning. Although there are some schools that have a strict policy that technology should be removed from the modern day classroom, other schools believe that integrating technology into the classroom helps prepare our students for the elaborate world they will face going forward. Throughout this essay, I will be focusing on the technology policy and how it has a positive
The education system around the world has progressed and changed in a plentiful amount of ways, and the concept of knowledge and learning has changed in modern day. For example, certain schools around the globe are moving on to implementing technology in classrooms because it provides many benefits and statistical research that states how students are improving their academic readiness because of the instant access to information, a greater engagement and interactive process in learning, and the personalization that instructors can do towards the educational experience that students receive. The benefits of technology in class can be rather debatable, for there are people who think it's a distraction, but it certainly seems to be beneficial according to the increase of passing percentages in schools.
For the majority of people, it is difficult to imagine what life would be like without the internet. The world of education has also undergone tremendous change since the advent of the internet. It allows students to quickly obtain a vast amount of information on every subject. They also get the convenience of going to class and completing assignments, permitting them to schedule their time with great flexibility. The internet has become one of the easiest, fastest and most effective tools that can be used to explore and comprehend more about the world; however, it is not without problems. The uses of the internet by students changes their thinking patterns, distracts their attention and reduces their interpersonal skills.