How Does Technology Affect Child Development

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Porche’ S. Brumfield
May,2018 Thesis Statement: Technology which is growing at a terrified pace and becoming more of a primary want in life can have great impacts on the development of a child, helping or hindering a child’s development. Technology when used appropriately helps child development cognitively, socially, and promotes their attention (Donohue, 2014)

Children now rely on technology for most of their play, grossly limiting challenges to their creativity and imaginations, as well as limiting necessary challenges to their bodies to achieve optimal sensory and motor development. Sedentary bodies bombarded with chaotic sensory stimulation are resulting in delays in obtaining child developmental milestones, with …show more content…

The more time a child spends with technology the less time they are spending on physical exercise. To properly grow and develop children need exercise. Moving their body helps stimulate blood flow throughout their body. They will raise their brain chemical levels and help form ideas. Exercising helps maintain your weight as well. By not exercising, children are at risk of weight gain in their future. Using an excess amount of technology, the body is not being used to its maximum capacity. The preteen is not exercising they are probably eating poorly as well. Diet is a major factor in weight gain and energy levels. The combination of little physical exercise and an unhealthy diet can cause mental effects, such as depression. Some people believe technology stimulates the mind. Others feel as if technology is hindering your child’s potential for success. Children of today did not use their brain in the same capacity that we used to before this advanced technology. This does not allow them to expand their minds and think creatively. An increase in technology they are more likely to experience stress in and out of school. By spilling into their life, they cannot escape the stressful environment technology has put them …show more content…

Sedentary bodies bombarded with chaotic sensory stimulation are resulting in delays in attaining child developmental milestones, with subsequent negative impact on foundation skills for achieving literacy. Hard-wired for high speed, today’s young are entering school struggling with self-regulation and attention skills necessary for learning, eventually becoming significant behavior management problems for teachers in the classroom. So, what is the impact of technology on the developing child? Children’s developing sensory, motor, and attachment systems have biologically not evolved to accommodate this sedentary, yet frenzied and chaotic nature of today’s technology. 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 to detect, much less understand. Child obesity and diabetes are now national epidemics in both Canada and the U.S., causally related to technology overuse. Diagnoses of ADHD, autism, coordination disorder, developmental delays, unintelligible speech, learning difficulties, sensory processing disorder, anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders are associated with technology overuse, and are

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