Electronic Devices And Technological Advancements Affecting Children

1476 Words Nov 9th, 2015 6 Pages
How are electronic devices and technological advancements affecting children? Kids no longer have a need to go outside in order to go on adventures or to visit with friends since they can communicate and play games on electronic devices. They can access all the information and entertainment they could want from a single device; however, while technological developments might seem beneficial to the younger generations, there are several negative consequences of children using them, like cyber-bullying. Recently, there have been several cases of children committing suicide resulting from it. For instance, a girl named Jessica was popular at school, yet she still was tormented by peers through social media. She then took her own life which completely took the family off guard (Ford). Deaths from cyber-bullying could be prevented if parents monitored children’s excessive use of technology. Parents need to be mindful whether or not the overall effect of technology on children is positive or negative since all parents want safety and prosperity for their children. Technology negatively affects children physically, mentally, and socially. Technology has a destructive effect on children physically. Technology can harm children through the amount of radiation that can come from devices with Wi-Fi or cell signals. While many say cell phone radiation is a myth, the United Nations’ World Health Organization classifies radiofrequency electromagnetic fields like Wi-Fi and cell signals…

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