This technology revolution sparked a debate on children’s use of technology. Children are constantly using iPads, iPhones, tablets, and other computerized devices. By over exposing children to technology, they are being robbed of the mental stimulation that comes from doing real, non computerized, activities. It has gotten to the point where one can see a two-year-old navigate an iPhone with ease but struggle to speak. Sixty-nine percent of children aged two to five can use a computer mouse, but only eleven percent can tie their own shoelaces (Generation Tech More Kids Can Play Computer Games than Ride a Bike). Also, children are at an all time low in the creativity department
The organization Alliance For childhood (2012) is concerned with the rise of and overuse of screen technology especially on very young children. According to the Alliance For childhood (2012), technology is interfering with “young children’s active and hands-on creative play, time with nature, and their face-to-face interactions with caring adults and other children” (p. 5). The Alliance For childhood (2012) believe that because technology is moving at a rapid rate educators do not have enough time to fully understand the ramification it has on education, developmental, ethical, and social aspect of their design and use. Additionally, the Alliance For childhood (2012) are concerned with the decline of creative play that technology has on
Describe any physical or behavioral signs of puberty. What are you must worried about at this stage of development? Will you discuss issues related to reproductive health with your child? Will you have the conversation with your child or will you ask someone else to do it on your behalf--why/why not? What key things would you want your child to know? (5 points for describing signs of puberty in your child, 5 points for discussing issues to consider at this stage, 5 points for discussing how you will handle issues of reproductive health, what you want them to know, 5 points for textbook support)
The current generation of children is completely different than the preceding ones. They are living in the digital age. “Technology has blended in with daily activity to become a way of life and children today take for granted all of which is automated. It is hard for kids nowadays to imagine a world that existed without all of the gadgets, electronics and seamless operations that computer technology provides.” (3) “Children in the United States devote some 40 hours a week to television, video games and the Internet.” (12) Many psychologists and researchers are concerned about the impact that technology has on children. Children, tomorrow’s future parents and leaders, are being consumed by the negative effects that technology had on their
Title: Yes, there are serious ethical issues associated with the use of technology among children. The topic is derived from the questions posed in part A of the assignment. Part A looked at the pros and cons of allowing children to use technology.
In my household, I was the second of the four daughters to mature under my parents’ roof. With that being said, I witnessed the same cycle four times: confusion, growth, anger, and acceptance. Here, I observed the transition from adolescent to adult, with the terrible case of puberty in between the two. As stated previously, being one of four daughters allowed almost complete understanding of the female body, but I was naïve about the maturation of a male. Teen Species: Understanding the Adolescent is a series of videos that has opened my eyes to a stronger understanding of research for both young males and females. The videos have abetted me of both males and females, assisted my comprehension of science behind our growths, and has allowed
Falling back on Jean Piaget approach on this theory, one can understand that the adolescence time can go anywhere from ages ten to eleven. This age group can even bridging over to teen year ages of seventeen to eighteen and theoretically even later. Pubertal age is sometimes confused for adolescent stage of development (Moshman, D, 1977). However, as seen through Piaget’s effort of work done with children’s, adolescence and the stages of development show the correlation between adolescence’s growths in the physical hormonal growth compared to the mental growth adolescences encounter.
One of the first developments in this stage is puberty, so the first strategy for this period is being aware of when an individual is to begin puberty. This is important because it is likely that a young woman will start developing before a young man. This may cause bullying and social confusion. The book says that women tend to develop breasts by the age of ten, as well as having the first menstrual period by the age of twelve and a half. While young men have their peak height spurt at age fourteen and can start growing facial hair by age sixteen (Hockenbury et.al, 2016). Another important part of the adolescent time period is social development. This is a time where the individual finds their identity and explores new opportunities. The strategy to take home with this new development is understanding that part of this stage will include peer relationships just as much as parental relationships. Also, keeping in mind that young adults will experiment with new relationships. The book says that parent- adolescent relationships tend to be positive, as romantic and sexual relationships also become increasingly important throughout the adolescent year (Hockenbury et.al, 2016). All of these new experiments are beneficial to the growth of the adolescent
Given the observations on growing p too fast, as discussed above and inclusive of research and findings by Hymowitz (1998) which articulated on trends observed n the society in which his daughter grew up, supporting discussions by the Sunday Sun ( 2011); Hughes (2009); Wilson ( 2008) and my own experiences in observing the phenomena of children maturing at an earlier age than their predecessors, I submit and support the thesis statement that children are growing up much faster currently than their predecessors based on the evidence provided in the discussion which support such conclusions.
The phenomena of secular trends encompass increase body composition of adolescents, reduction in the age of menarche, and the age adolescents reach biological maturity over time (Malina, 2004, p. 3). Better nutrition, availability of heath care, prevention of infectious diseases, increased socioeconomic factors, and genetics all contribute to many of these changing characterizes. Typically puberty has been associated with middle school students, however the secular trend in adolescent development has altered the terrain of the developing adolescent resulting in accelerated maturation, larger body size, and noticeable physical change in appearance of this present
Puberty in teenager’s early puberty stages can be effected by hormonal changes and imbalances. Studies in high-risk exposal areas of the world potential effects of related amounts of endocrine disruptors at particular times of their developmental statuses can affect the timing of puberty. Endocrine disrupters can be prevented during adolescent time frames by the parents purchasing products of organic processes and keeping away from processed foods, some household chemicals, pesticides, and plastics (Weiner, Lerner, and Easterbrooks, 2012). Low dose exposures have been shown affect the hormonal roles in the body and, especially, in the endocrine system for women, which can expose their uterus to estrogens that can cause breast cancer years later (Vandenberg, 2014). Parents can read into the listings of the endocrine disruptors and effects with the NIH and CDC websites.
Technology builds, transforms, and inspires. Every aspect of one’s creative, personal, and professional life can be stored and backed up on technology. Because of its innumerable capabilities and relevance, one could infer that there is an oddly intimate relationship between humans and technology, simply by stating one would feel uncomfortable and naked without it. Mobile communication, more specifically social media, leads to a further understanding of how technology plays an influential role in the lives of youth. Many preadolescents acquire mobile devices and rely on them for the majority of their play; therefore at such a young age, the device and the child become inseparable which hinders the child from participating in other activities. In sum, parents or guardians should not let their children acquire a mobile device before the age of 10 to prevent advanced digital technology from invading and occupying their lives.
Adolescence is a transitional stage of development that has been defined as starting with puberty and lasting the years a person is roughly aged ten to twenty. Dramatic changes take place during adolescence; no other time period of a person’s life except infancy contains so much development into such a short time span. Puberty has historically been viewed as the starting point of adolescence and several factors play a role in determining the timing of puberty such as genetics, health, nutrition, and the environment. As recently as the early 20th century, physical and social maturity were achieved at relatively the same time while the end of adolescence has long been signaled by transitions such as graduation from high school, marriage, the beginning of a career or starting a family. (Oswalt, 2010) Puberty was widely viewed as a simply a process of physical maturation. However, in recent years the concept of adolescence has changed. Adolescence includes many adjustments on the path to maturity; these include physical, emotional, and social changes.
First let me start by explaining to you what puberty is and the changes that you will encounter throughout it. During adolescence you will experience puberty, which is the final stage in becoming an adult and
This chapter includes three major topics: a) Physical maturation b) cognitive development and schooling c) threats to adolescents’ well-being. Adolescence is the time of psychological and physical change and growth. Adolescents grow very rapidly in physical appearance like weight and height. Puberty is the time when sexual organs become mature and start to produce the sex hormones. Cultural and environment are two factors of puberty. Girls who are grow in the wealthier family have menstruation begins earlier than who are grow in the poorer family. One study showed that amount of fat to muscle in the body and environmental stress like family conflicts or parental divorces also play an important role in menarche timings. Primary sex characteristics are directly related to sex organs while secondary sex characteristics are not directly related to sex organs. Early and late maturation are the consequences of puberty timings. Nutrition is necessary for physical growth in adolescence. There are two problems related to nutrition are eating disorders and obesity. Obesity occurs due to fast food availability, lack of exercise and most of children spend their leisure time inside the home. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are two eating disorders and these are cured by dietary modifications and physiological therapy. Brain is not fully developed until the early 20s. At the beginning of the adolescence age, people evolve the ability to think abstractly and understand how to test out the