The Negative Effects Of Technology On Children

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Introduction In today’s digital age, everyone is surrounded by technology and young children are no exception. According to this study by Dr Nirmala Karuppiah, 95% of the children started playing with electronic devices before they turned three (Teng 2013). Digital devices are increasingly integrated into their daily lives. As children continue to become more immersed in media, many adults have begun to wonder about the positive and negative effects of such exposure to the high amount of electronic media to the young children. On one hand, there is an argument that technology is preparing children for the future workforce (Daggett 2010). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 50% of today 's jobs require computer literacy skills and this percentage will increase to 77% in the next decade (National American University 2016). On the other hand, others argue that children using technology are becoming socially stunted, ungrateful and ridden with health related issues (Muduli 2014). Technology has opened up a world of great opportunities but these opportunities have come with great risks. Mobile devices are frequently used by parents as educational tools for their children to learn from the applications in the devices. However, there is a need to implement control on the frequency and method of usage to achieve a right balance in tapping the positive effects from such devices. The following contents will be looked into in my research study entitled
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