Influence Of Technology In Early Childhood

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The Influence of Technology on Early Childhood Development
Imagine entering the first meeting for a new career. As soon as one walks in the anxiety is high and people are sitting down preparing for this influential conference. Now imagine that one of the colleagues entering the room and not saying a word; having no portfolio in their hands of topics to discuss. Throughout the entire conference, they say nothing and are on their phone or computer the whole time. Also, when they are asked a direct question they have no response and avoid eye contact, along with stuttering and questioning any words that they actually do say. This is the result of technology in early childhood development. Technology in early childhood development creates a barrier
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Instead of the use of technology, the parents should have their child placed in advanced programs and motivate them to be the best and accomplish their dreams rather than watch someone else do it for them. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the way a child feels about themselves is determined through the way others interact with them and how they are treated. Through the use of technology in early childhood development, a child will lack the human interaction that is necessary to feel like they can accomplish the tasks at hand. Even fewer children without the needed human interaction will dare to accomplish a daunting feat that is capable of changing the world because that requires work and confidence that they simply lack due to the missing amount of …show more content…
It increases the child 's risk of mental illnesses and issues later in their life due to the fact that they are not socialized properly. In the American Psychologist, Vol. 53, by Ellen A. Waterella and Nancy Jennings the point of mental illness is discussed and very precisely addressed in the book. It was made clear that mental illness, in general, will continue to worsen with the increased amount of technological intervention and those children that experience extensive amounts of technological “babysitting” during the early years of development the child will tend to withdraw from society. Due to the withdrawal from society the child will have a less likely chance of succeeding in the future because they didn 't learn the lessons of how to deal with or overcome their mental illness at a younger age and therefore, it will affect the child 's entire life because they will shy away from all hardships instead of facing

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