Children use technology, benefit or harm?
Children, future generations, the preschool of the country. Children are the age at which many countries devote themselves to investing. Born in the technological age as today, children are more fortunate to be able to access modern civilization and science. Children use technology, their lives are easier than before. And sure, technology will never stop. They are even being applied in many fields, such as Science, Education, Social, Economy, Health, and so on.
Of course, there are many benefits of technology, but the disadvantages are many too. If talking about the most vulnerable part, Children.
How do children use technology?
The time at home is when children relax and play. Therefore, they are easy to use technology devices. Even busy parents or not, letting their children play in the house, or watching TV are still easier to look after than outdoor activities.
One of the most used devices for children is TV. Today’s TVs have been upgraded a lot, with more utilities like touching the screen to select, voice control, or Internet connection.
There are now many channels for children with attractive content or video games on the TV. In addition, children can watch more channels to learn. For example, animal channels, exploration channels, etc.
This is also a very used device. However, it is easier to control if the parents lock the screen, or not to use it because this is a private device.
Smartphones also easily download many interesting and colorful games. Parents can download educational games for them to learn words, learn other languages.
This device can be placed at the desk, so children will be allowed to use it after completing their homework. Large computer or tablet devices will be better for kids’ eyes. Computers also have many interesting web games, suitable for their age, without downloading many times.
Applying intelligent learning methods, learning while playing
No longer following the path, the current education has been greatly improved. Learning will be combined with games and music while doing homework.
Lectures can also be shown using a projector. Connected to the Internet, citing lessons that are easy to understand are infinite.
The school can connect with parents through the internet
Storing and monitoring via computer is easy and accurate. This may be the only bridge between parents and teachers. Especially in case parents are too busy to monitor the learning process of their children every day. In addition, the calculation of the score and the design of the appropriate study plan for each student should also be applied. Children will be able to understand the use of those devices.
Benefits and harms when children use technology
It cannot be said that anything in this life has only one good side or all bad. Therefore, it is the same for young children when exposed to technology. Let’s take a look at children’s ideas about the technology aspect of life.
That’s when children see the technology in this age. For adults when it comes to technology, especially for children, it has more profound things. The following are the pros and cons in this regard.
Acquiring the latest knowledge of the era.
Keeping up with the times is not only the work of adults, working people, but also children. That does not mean children have to know things that are too high, but how do they understand this world? How is everything being operated? How do people connect with each other through what is called the Internet? Are there any interesting things that they might be interested in?
Children use technology to keep them from lagging behind when they come to class and feel excited when they learn new things. In addition, gradually help their minds adapt and think better, in accordance with more advanced technological devices of the future.
Able to reach a huge source of knowledge from around the world.
Actually, there are many examples, thanks to technological devices, the Internet, children can competently more than 2 languages in the world, though very young age. Not only are they familiar with languages, they can communicate very well, understand a lot of information in that language.
More likely to orient yourself in the future
Undeniable. With a huge amount of information from a good social network, children just need to have basic channels on TV such as the news, the world of animals, stocks, adventures, sports … can also help them in this aspect.
When children are young, they will be very interested in new things, will want to become more people they see in life. This motivates children to have dreams and create goals to achieve it.
Life is also richer
When there is a lot of knowledge, children often want to explore and share so that they can understand more, wider and deeper. Since then, children use technology to access more information to supplement their knowledge. With a little knowledge, it will be an interesting story for all the children.
They will be interested in exploring, want more information to share or want to understand more about what their friends say. If it is good and useful information, clearly, their life will be more interesting when every day learning new things.
Knowledge approach is overly broad, can have negative information
Without strict control from family, children using the Internet can learn and access negative information themselves. Therefore, before giving children the use of technology equipment, adults should direct children into interesting items, appropriate for their interests and age. As such, they will not knowingly seek other information.
Immerse themselves in technology and forget about real life
This problem is very much encountered in life, usually in children aged 6-12 years. The reason is that children at that age also receive a lot of care from their parents, there are not many opportunities to gather friends and participate in extracurricular activities. Therefore, they will often stay at home and watch TV or play video games.
Since then, more and more electronic games have appeared on the market. Although labeled with children, however, it is easy to make them addicted to video games. Whether the game is fun or difficult, children still love to come to the end and slowly immerse themselves in the game, forgetting the real life.
Anorexia, gruff, difficult to teach, just want to be on the phone or the computer
Many families use cartoons or videos to make their meals faster. On the contrary, there are also some cases where, due to being too passionate about playing games, children often skip meals and are uncomfortable when being disturbed during games.
Since then, family relationships have become more and more stressful. Parents, though they only want to be good for them, cannot control their emotions, accidentally hurt their children. In addition, life in video games makes them happier, so they always want to be turned into characters. And the end results, away from real life, away from those who truly love them.
Follow the negative things viewed on the Internet
Children’s thoughts are so simple that many just need a joke to have a direct impact on them. It is really dangerous when the information that children reach is not through adult censorship.
For example, MoMo Challenge, a character with a frightening, scary face that is an obsession for parents as well as children recently. They appear in videos, chatting with children intimately. Every day, MoMo will have a task for children, the difficulty is from low to high. Children will gradually alienate their families and destroy themselves according to MoMo’s instructions. Finally, MoMo will make the kids commit suicide. What an evil joke.
Deviations in personality
Children will not understand many things until they are infused with negative thoughts from social networks. From there, they will see actions that seem normal, but in a negative direction. With that in mind, it is certain that our little children are not as simple as before. Personality also gradually changes in the direction of getting worse.
Worse, they will become bad and harmful to society. According to a study by the University of Pennsylvania, there was an average of 32 scenes of violence in children’s programs within an hour, 74% of Saturday morning television programs contained violent scenes. Most studies claim that too much violence is a trigger for violence.
Good or bad, each of us definitely has our own thoughts. In fact, there are two sides to everything. However, mainly people are aware of the influence and adjustment based on it.
Why are we not aiming for the benefits of technology for children, but are worried that children will be adversely affected?
It just takes time and can make children feel inadequate if banned from using technology. As adults, we must see our responsibility to protect children from bad technology. This is possible, we can do it!