Effects Of Technology Affecting Children

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How Technology Affects Children Herbert Hoover once said “children are our most valuable natural resource.” This is becoming less true as the changes of today’s society become less natural and more vulnerable as children become more reliant on technology. We do not live in a country where children develop their own forms of play, but instead they turn to a multitude of different devices to find entertainment. Today’s culture is solely revolved around technology and the newest fads. We cannot avoid the new advances that have been made because of how much people rely on the internet. Technology has provided jobs, new advancements, and better communication, but it all comes at a cost. Because of technology we now have more mental illnesses, obesity, and a destructive society that undermines academically talented children. People are now concerned if their food is gluten-free, sugar-free, fat-free, dairy-free, and non-GMO, but not because of allergies. Because of the new fads and unrealistic society, “. . . we have now immersed our most precious assets into an toxic, overly hygienic, medicalized, obsessive compulsive, paranoid, anxious and at the very least, a ‘cowardice culture’ where children are being trained and almost indoctrinated into a world where ‘the norm’ is to fear everything and everyone” (Torres). By 2013, if parents followed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Academy of Family Physicians annual

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