Technology: The Negative Use Of Technology On Children

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Bill Gates stated, “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” Technology is any sort of electronic device can access the internet. Technology should not be used for everything. It should be used as little as possible as it negatively affects children. The teacher should and should always be more important than the technology. Children use technology way more than they should: the over usage causes negative effects on children’s brains, social health, and physical health.
Adolescents’ excessive use of technology can consequently affect the development of their brains. Playing video games requires a large attention span, as they require looking at multiple things at once, but children who play video games have less of an ability to focus on one single thing (Will Technology Ruin Your Children’s Development?). Focusing on one thing at a time is a skill that will need to be used throughout a whole lifespan. Kids not being able to focus on a single item at a young age does not set them up for a good life. They will not be able to focus for a long amount of time and they will become distracted more often and more easily. Children are not always being prepared for the rest of their lives: “Technology conditions the brain to pay attention to information very differently than reading… Video games and other screen media improve visual-spatial capabilities, increase attentional ability, reaction
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