Technology and kids
Negative effects
-As you can see in the links I have provided at the
addicting especially to such a young person so it is
extremely easy for them to have these factors critically
limited due to technology use
bottom that Pediatric therapist and doctors have
shown us that Due to technology being constantly put - Once a child experiences technology he/she will not
in our children’s faces they are losing real world
want to put it down and will continue to beg for it again
challenges of imagination, creativity and physical
and if you give it to them they will not be exploring the
obstacles, which are needed for optimal motor and
house or asking to go outside or interacting with you or
your pets. Thus causing them to not know how to react to
sensory development.
their surrounding or with others which will make them
-The impact of this use of technology on children has isolated when they are at school.
seen an increase of physical, psychological and
behavior disorders that the health and education
Positive effects
systems are just beginning to detect, much less
-there are some good effects that technology has on
understand. children.
-Child obesity and diabetes are now national
-Studies show that some apps and games can enhance
epidemics in both Canada and the U.S studies show a skills like hand eye coordination, critical thinking,
correlation between this and technology use.
problem solving, memory, math, reading, spelling,
-Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children speaking, drawing,
and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years.
Just note that although good it has to be done with
limitation to be effective. A lot of parents now a days
-The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the
United States who were obese increased from 7% in think that this is the best way and it may be if you do it
1980 to nearly 18% in 2010. Similarly, the percentage the right way.
of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese
increased from 5% to 18% over the same period.
-In 2010, more than one third of children and
adolescents were overweight or obese.
-ADHD, autism, coordination disorder, developmental
delays, unintelligible speech, learning difficulties,
sensory processing disorder, anxiety, depression, and
sleep disorders are associated with technology
overuse, and are increasing fast.
-Movement, touch, human connection, and exposure
to nature are the four necessary factors for Healthy
child development. The use of technology is very
What is the right way? You ask well this question has
been studied by scientist all over the world. And I will put
on here some of the information that you can use that will
help you to effectively raise your child around technology