Technology And Its Detrimental Effect On Children

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Luke Stafford En 102 Essay 4 6/22/2015 Technology is a large part of everyday life in the 21st century, and the effects of its power over our culture are clearly visible in multiple ways. For example, social media is the most popular form of communication and using the internet and computers seems second nature to us, especially in the form of entertainment. Many children today have never known a time when they didn’t have access to the internet, a television, or a cell phone. Everything is accessible at anytime and anywhere. While there are many benefits to technological advancements such as easier teaching, instant feedback, and simpler communication, there are also many shortcomings and negative effects, especially on young children. In this essay I will explore ideas such as technology and its detrimental effect on children, and the importance of how children learn and are impressionable in the categories of learning and focus. Most people can say that they have seen a young child playing on their mother’s cell phone or tablet. Many can say that they have seen young boys and girls playing video games and computer games. Parents these days have given their children access to technology on a large scale in order to keep them entertained. Technology can be helpful for children’s learning, but it can also be very detrimental. There are too many distractions for children and when they have unlimited access to a game or show, it can be a problem. It limits their
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