Essay On Technology And Technology

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Nowadays, we live within a society in which technologies are extremely important and get developed every day. Most of the population, including children, has the possibility, for relatively cheap prices, to have access to television, smartphones, tablets or any kind of high technology devices. Through these, information can almost be instantly reached. Furthermore, everyone is able to access an internet connection anywhere thanks to wireless connection and get any information within few seconds. However, all these convenient tools appeared throughout the 90s and the beginning of the 21st century. Therefore, the question is what impact these devices have on the education of children. Indeed, for centuries, people would get an education thanks…show more content…
Any child needs to have good tools throughout his education. The resources used to receive an accurate and open minded education have to be real and the child must be able to completely rely on them. This is why books, compared to television or any kind of technologic platform, have a writer and are safe resources. Children are naïve and tend to believe everything that is said to them. Therefore, when a child watches television, he can face advertisements, fake documentaries or even media that is not adapted to children. A child will take everything seriously, so if he sees someone hit someone else on the television, he will most of the time believe it is right and reproduce it. Television does not have any filter for children if parents do not deal with it properly. Furthermore, young people are easily attracted to technologies and they get lazy. Indeed, most of the shows you can watch on television are artificial or do not present great interest. This represents a waste of time; a time which could be used for outside activities that actually help developing the brain, such as interacting and playing with other people or simply talking and sharing things with your environment. From birth to the age of 2,…show more content…
The time children spend in front of the television takes away the important time that they need to develop different skills such as language, creativity and social skills which are very important to be developed as soon as possible. In 1991, Comstock presented television as a vicious tool for children: after spending too much time watching television “they use violence and bad languages, they will gain that for a language style”. A study showed, in 1996, that kids watching cartoons and entertainment television during pre-school years have poorer pre-reading skills at age 5. A long-term study conducted by the Millennium Cohort Study and plubished in 2013 found that if a child watches more than 3 hours of television, or any kind of support of video a day had higher chance of conducted problem. For example, they can easily become addicted and spend more and more time lying on the coach rather than doing an educational activity, so they are overweight. This is according to the American Medical Association. This seems logical. Indeed, the majority of the advertisements on television are for unhealthy food which pushes children to snack. This is why, for instance, food advertisements are now followed by an advice to eat healthy. To sum up, watching television during your childhood can become dangerous and seriously alter your education if it badly used without any moderation whereas books cannot produce the same effect
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