Essay on Effects Of Technology On Younger Children

1261 Words Nov 23rd, 2016 6 Pages
“Our children’s digital lives are turning them into much different creatures from us and not necessarily for the better” (Hatch, 2011). Children are geniuses when it comes to using different types of technology because they are constantly on it. The good thing about using technology is children are learning more and improving their cognitive skills. The negative effect technology has on younger children is the harm that can affect their developmental skills in the future.Without limitations it will create harm to their developmental skills such as inhibiting social interaction with others, behavior problems, and leading to health issues. It’s important that parents and teachers should limit the excessive use of technology to children under the age of 10.
The use of technology among children can assist them with their cognitive skills but too much technology can lead to social interaction concerns. Cognitive skills are skills associated with thinking and knowing, and it requires children to understand language, numbers, problem solving, and to learn and remember. There are specific computer games that has been found to have positive effects on specific cognitive skills such as positive effects on academic performance (Subrahmanyam, Greenfield, Kraut, Gross, 2000). However, children are spending more than 7 hours a day using entertainment media and games that they are becoming so absorbed into it and the use of technology is causing constant distraction from social…

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