Essay about The Effects Of Technology On A Child 's Brain

2427 Words Nov 14th, 2016 10 Pages
Families across America are finding themselves victims of the wonderful world of technology. First thing, we tend to do, in the morning is pick up our phones. Whether it is to turn off an alarm, check the time or check that email that can’t wait. It has become part of our day to day routine. What has conjointly become part of our mediocre routine; is handing our children an electronic contraption to keep them occupied. While this may seem like no big deal to us, it is having a massive impact on a child’s brain. A small child’s brain is still in the developmental stage. The sensitive period, as we learned in class, is the time a child’s life where they are consuming everything in their environment. Learning things, they will carry with them the rest of their life. Impacts these screens have on the brain and body are causing reputable harm.

A new national survey from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that: One-third of children diagnosed with ADHD were diagnosed young – before the age of six. The percentage of children diagnosed with ADHD have increased steadily since the late 1990s and jumped 42 percent from 2003-2004 to 2011-2012. Of these cases, the majority (53.1%) were first diagnosed by a primary care physician.1

To diagnosis a child with Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), they must exhibit at least six signs of ADHD. Some examples: *Are in constant motion Squirm and fidget *Make careless mistakes *Often lose…

Related Documents