The impact of rapidly advancing technology on the developing child has seen an increase of physical, psychological and behavior disorders that the health and education systems are just beginning. One of the differences that have been most noticeable is the change in the way that children play and interact with each other from previous generations although technology does provide many positive benefits for learning, it also can have several negative effects on child development and quality of life.
According to a 2011 common sense media research study, even very young children are using computers regularly, with 12 percent of 2- to 4-year-olds and 22 percent of 5- to 8-year-olds using them every day. “the bottom line: computers had a low to moderate impact on learning – between 030 and 035 effect size – with slightly more impact when computers were used to support teachers’ instruction than when computers were used for direct instruction” (tamim, 2011, p1.
The impact of computer use on cognitive development in young children: a theoretical analysis the effect of computer technology upon the mental development of the child the impact of computers the foregoing lengthy discussion about the effect of technology upon human behavior was necessary in order to demonstrate just how different. Group 4- the effects of computers on children 4- mechanics 4- organization 4- originality 4- requirements 4- content 4- collaboration i think that group 4 did a great job it looks like everyone participated and contributed by providing information about the topic in depth.
There is considerable disagreement among experts regarding the effects of technology on child growth and development some regard technology as advancing intellectual development others worry that technology may overstimulate and actually impair brain functioning. Understanding the impact of computer use requires good estimates of both the time children spend on computers, and the time taken away from other activities time use data on children’s use of computers has been gathered mostly through self-reports and reports by parents. Entitled “electronic gaming and psychosocial adjustment,” dr przybylski’s study looked at how different amounts of gameplay impact gamers, “the net effects that different levels of gameplay have on children’s psychosocial development” what he found was surprising. Today's computers have changed the lives of children of all ages while this technology can be an amazing thing to enjoy and use for learning and entertainment, it can also have sometimes unseen effects on your child’s health and development. Negative effects of computers on children by tanya konerman feb 18, 2014 it can also have sometimes unseen effects on your child’s health and development with awareness and caution, you can help your child benefit from computers while avoiding possible problems the physical impact of technology on children focus-building games.
There has been little (if any) hard research on the impact that computers have on attention development, however the nature of computers with multiple sensory inputs implies that they provide too many distractions and over-stimulation. Reviewing the impact of technology on child development and behavior november 25, 2008 admin reviewing the impact of technology on child development and behavior computers and cell phones (other than as required for school and work purposes) current practice would suggest that unless.
Research into the social effects of the computers on children -- researchers include teens in this group -- is in its infancy there are certain positive effects, especially for young children, from computer use, mostly concerning effects on cognitive skills such as hand-eye coordination, decision-making and strategy. Computers present a danger during this stage of development because they stimulate multiple senses simultaneously if exposed to computers too much, children do not have the opportunity to develop the ability to pay attention to one activity.