What Is Technology Depriving Children's Communication Skills

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Sulenny Villa
Capstone
Dr. Berube/Ms. Edale/Mrs. Keyes
8 April, 2015

Childrens Communication Skills and Technology Is technology depriving children’s communication skills? Technology is advancing and prospering at a fast pace. It may look like doing anything without technology is impossible. Technology has changed the way people live their lives. There seems to be a big issue with technology and families, but young children in the families are the ones being affected the most. Technology and generations correlate with each other in the sense of technology having an effect on generations. Technology is;= affecting children’s communication skills at a young age and it is carried on into the future. Technology can help children develop academically,
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Gurney-Read states “There is a worry that the lack of socializing could affect a child’s behavior and ability to interact into adulthood as a result of using technology.” (Gurney-Read). When exposed to technology children can become antisocial. Usually children use technology for entertainment and not educational purposes. Once they take a liking to playing online games, watching videos online, listening to music, and etc. they will not want to disconnect. Slowly technology will take up all their time and socializing will not exist. Stevens states “I fear, they grow up in a world of bosses, friends, and spouses who stare at their phones and complain all day.” (Steven). Becoming drawn into technology is a big issue in young children since they are surrounded by it. Many jobs require good communication skills. Most jobs if not all will not accept people to be on the phone or any device unless if it is part of the job. Texting, calling, and surfing the web is not appropriate for work. Satell states “Schools do not teach communication. They teach math, (not very well), some science, history and English.” (Satell). Communications should be something that all students should be taught. The most important skill to have for any career that is pursued is communication skills. All school subjects will help career wise, but communications should be …show more content…
Martin states “The overuse of these advancements can really hamper or even damage their development in the personal growth, communication and educational department.” (Martin). Technology can tamper with children 's development and it causes the lack of communication skills. Children are very sensitive since anything they do at a young can affect them in adulthood. The reason why it is important to limit technology at this age is so that it will not affect them in the future. Technology can help kids develop academically. “Use the internet to provide teachable moments. Nuez states “Have kids read articles about the negative effects over sharing can have on their lives.” (Nuez). Not all exposure to technology is bad and will affect a child’s communication skills. A step to prevent the incorrect use of technology is teaching and informing children of the correct way to use technology. Although technology can help with school performance it can also become an attachment issue. Martin states “These days, children indulge themselves in internet, games or texting.” (Martin). Children can become addicted to technology at an early age and it carries on into adulthood. Addiction to technology can lead to many serious problems like becoming antisocial. Technology is able to help with children 's development, but it also affects their communication skills by making children antisocial, it affects their

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