Negative Effects Of Internet On Education

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“Technology both makes us smarter and more stupid, more engaged and disengaged, more potent and more powerless. Online environments feel much the same-they simultaneously present the world and hide it” (Lewin 315). The Internet is such a controversial topic, especially in education. People believe that the Internet harms children’s brain and produces a negative effect on student’s education, which is reasonable, but not completely correct. Studies show that the Internet brings a more positive than negative effect on children’s education. The Internet proves to be very helpful to those students who use it. Although critics believe that online gaming and Internet use affects children’s education negatively, their use improves GPA and scores,…show more content…
“…time spent on media is as important input in cognitive skill production as after-school care” (Suziedelyte 1140). Thanks to the Internet children now are building new skills at earlier ages. Children learn many things because of the Internet and online games. It allows for them to have fun while learning and half the time they do not know they are learning because they do it while gaming! As Bowers and Berland say, video games may be teaching students to articulate complex knowledge” (qtd. 53). Online gaming also allows children to learn visual-spatial skills (Jackson et al. 3). Online gaming is not the only place students build new skills. “Students who engage in message boards communication and reason scientifically at a higher-grade level” (qtd. Bowers and Berland 52). Bowers and Berland also state that when playing games, children also independently pursue problem-solving skills and such (qtd.…show more content…
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