The Effects Of Technology On Children

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Technology has given us many benefits, which if counted, would be numerous, but at the same time, it has also affected our brain, which is really important for us to know in what ways. Devices used electronically and machines are what technology basically involves. There has been a research that shows that the information we search for is three times more today compared to 40 years ago (Huffington Post 2013). We have fallen in love with our devices and that is why we carry them almost everywhere we go, even to the washrooms. A report by The New York Times said that the use of technology for children is quite harmful and if we compare what is better for the children, it shows results where children writing by hand are better at generating…show more content…
Nevertheless, Canada and the U.S both, have national epidemics in child obesity and diabetes that has been related to technology overuse. Diagnoses of ADHD, autism, coordination disorder, developmental delays, unintelligible speech, learning difficulties, sensory processing disorder, anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders are associated with technology overuse, and are increasing at an alarming rate (Rowan 2013). Technology has started to warp our memory; there were times when we used to memorize phone numbers but now everything is saved in a cell phone. But what if it gets lost and we have to call a relative or a friend for an emergency? Our short-term memory has a limited storage that is quite fragile as compared to our long-term memory that has a nearly unlimited capacity. Technology is affecting our memory in such a way that we do not even realize our brain is being affected, we might blame some other activity, but not technology. We are less likely to remember something, as we know we have a device that can remember it better for us. If we concentrate on what we usually do, our first step before asking anyone else is going and asking it on the Internet. We are not paying much attention that leads to memory not getting stored into our brains. In this generation, millennials aged 18 to 34 are more likely to forget what day or date it is…show more content…
We need to start being careful and must ensure that we ourselves take care of our surroundings and make sure that our environment is safe too. Also, we need to teach our young ones what is better for them to make sure they do not create any problems for themselves that might be dangerous in the future and might lead to a huge loss of something or someone. We need to be familiar with the new things happening or the new trend being followed such as, which application is being used the most, so that we can overcome with a solution to a problem that might occur (De Loatch 2015). We should always try to keep that small device called cell phone away from us, or not have it connected to the Internet when we go out. We must be careful and not let technology warp our memory. Exercising is good for health and its refreshing and relaxing; it also makes the human body feel fresh and energetic rather than lousy and hunchbacked when sitting at home and doing nothing. We lose social contact we have with our friends in real life. One day we might end up having no friends in real life and just maybe Facebook friends or other social networking site friends whom we might start trusting and send some personal things which might make us regret in the future. Children at their young ages itself must be taught which is the right path to be
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