The Importance Of Technology Use On Children

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Think about how many times you have seen a Mom with a crying toddler. What do they do to calm down the child? Most mothers give their children their phones to shush them. Even when they are busy and want to keep the child entertain if they are at home they turn the TV on, but if they are out they give them their phones or tablets. We live in a society that sees normal that a four year old has his own tablet. They are even programs you can download so that your child may learn through apps. The problem is that children do not know how to measure their time on an electronic device and without adult 5 they will never stop if it was up to them. This does not mean banning any electronic interaction because we do live in a society that uses technology for every single task. This means measuring the time the time they spent on their devices depending on their age. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to electronic device’s screen, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per day, and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per day. Children and youth use 4-5 times the recommended amount of technology which has some consequences. The most alarming consequences of early and excessive technology use are brain damage, obesity, and sleep disorder. The way early and excessive technology use affects the brain has been investigated and proven to be negative. When very small children get hooked on
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