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Developing Child

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Imagine yourself going out for the night at a local restaurant. Some of the first things you may notice when you walk in is the overwhelming aroma of the food being served, the light chatter from everyone in the place, or maybe the décor. But there’s something else you notice, and it doesn’t seem right. Instead of coloring pages and crayons at each table with children, there’s a tablet. Each child is intensely involved with the tiny, glowing screens that show characters running around at the commands of the child’s every wish. Each one looks like a zombie, completely brainwashed and only interested in what their screens are playing rather than their parents attempts to make conversation. You glance to the side as you see a mom trying to take…show more content…
Instead of using a videogame system or tablet to keep them entertained, they were exercising not only their bodies, but also their imaginations. Cris Rowan, author for The Huffington Post, stated in her article “The Impact of Technology on the Developing Child” that “A 2010 Kaiser Foundation study showed that elementary aged children use on average 7.5 hours per day of entertainment technology, 75 percent of these children have TV’s in their bedrooms, and 50 percent of North American homes have the TV on all day.” Today’s generation of kids are glued to these devices and heavily rely on them to keep them entertained. Unfortunately, parents have not helped this issue become any better: instead, they are quick to hand their toddler a phone or tablet in order to keep them “occupied” and out of their ways. It’s no surprise either that children are this way considering the recent boom in technological developments and further societal integrations. But is the introduction of technology of any kind at a young age as beneficial as it is put out to be? Today’s generation of kids, referred to as “glow kids”, is suffering from the overuse of technology in their daily lives. Children's emotional, social, and physical developments are being majorly hindered due to the increased integration of technology within their daily lives that is distributed by parents and
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