Children and the Internet Many children nowadays use, or at least have access to the internet. But most people are blinded by all the benefits of the internet, and fail to notice any of the problems that can come from overuse. Since the internet is a new technology, not many studies have been done to determine how beneficial or detrimental it can be to children. Although the internet may have many benefits to children, it can also be very harmful to them. One of the most obvious problems with children using the internet is the chance of getting addicted.
Having any fact or other piece of information can lead to an overload of the brain. Also, the convenience of the Internet’s available information can cause children to become too dependent on that sort of handiness, losing the ability Approximately two-thirds of eight year old children in the United States go online each day (Patrick, 2014). Eight year old children should be playing outside or, well, being a kid, not wasting time on the Internet! The argument... ... middle of paper ... ...og.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/are-children-smarter-or-more-socialized-because-of-the-internet/>. Patrick, Josh.
These small changes can make... ... middle of paper ... ...know the intentions of the adult they are meeting, but their naivety does not protect them from the dangerous situations they are putting themselves in. If these meetings are being done in secret, or in private places, the ramifications for the teen can be extremely grim, and therefore cannot be taken lightly. The internet is becoming more and more popular, and each day more children and teens are logging on. Most Canadian parents are unaware of the danger their children are in every time they go on the computer. A sizeable percentage of parents are not monitoring their children while they are on the internet, which is leading to personal information being given away and dangerous situations for children and teens in real life.
This is important because the students that watch TV are not focused in school however, the students doing activities are highly motivated to keep up their grades because some activities require them to have good grades. The results of bad grades from social media can affect your future. Jenna Sweeny and Caroline Curtis believe, “Studies have shown that kids checking their Facebook at least once every 15 minutes while doing their work are getting much lower grades. So what does that mean for this generation and generations of adolescents to come? It is going to cause the next generation to become last and get more distracted in their future.” These findings matter because kids are not going to care about school anymore if their getting distracted by social networks which will lead to a poor e... ... middle of paper ... ...Susan Mims observes, “the less likely the child is to learn healthy, self guided techniques to calm down naturally.” These findings matter because kids are getting to distracted using these electronic devices which is cause them to grow unhealthy and taking away their devices can help them do more physical activities to develop a healthy body.
In conclusion, iPads are detrimental to young children's social skills; cause harm to balance, posture, muscle development and fine motor skills; are liable to cause an addiction in younger children; and slow down the ability to process words and sounds as well as limiting vocabulary. These reasons are concrete proof that children up to the age of seven should not be using devices in a one-on-one environment for the six hours daily that they are at school. As a country, do we want to have our younger generation being dependent on their smartphones, tablets, and internet; or do we want strong leaders who can think for themselves? The choice is yours New Zealand.
The internet is a wonderful place to learn, share and do many other things. Many people argue whether being on the internet is good or bad for children. Almost every child uses the internet, whether it’s at home, at school or a friend’s house. The internet is very resourceful, therefore children can expand their knowledge, be more responsible and communicate via social media with family and friends, but whatsoever, many children become victims after accessing the internet. Throughout the essay i will be discussing many benefits and dangers of internet use toward children.
A big problem is with all the access of internet on cell phones, computers and TV on all places, children can access with any problem. The access to watch YouTube channel is so easy, most kids use phones at schools and home. Kids spend a lot time watching the YouTube channel creating addiction to this site. Because, without restriction children can suffer negative consequences if they use technology too much, parent should limit their child use of technology, setting a parental control, and avoid bringing electronic devices on family time. One main problem is the use of technology in excess is bad for the kids.
These are people who see the negative effects the web has on children. Early childhood experiences such as abduction, abuse, or other assault can have serious trauma to the victim. Trauma may include sleeping disorders, eating disorders, ADHD, anxiety, hostility, and many other psychological injuries (Stress Related Disorders Caused by Early Life Experiences). These traumas caused by negative online experiences can easily be avoided if there is more control over the Internet. Rather than speaking to their kids about the harms of the Internet, some parents want to ban the web from their children altogether.
Internet addiction has become a serious issue in society today because it causes people to neglect work, social relationships, and, in some cases it could alters one’s health. A large portion of Americans are involved with social-networking websites and this can also lead to a very serious addiction. “The average teen chooses to spend an average of 16.7 hours a week reading and writing online”(Goldwasser 239). By focusing on how much reading and writing a teen does on the computer, Goldwasser overlooks the deeper problem of whether or not this type of reading and writing is educational. Teenagers spend too much time on social networking websites and this trend can eventually make matters worse.
For many children this makes them depressed and less optimistic about school. It also distracts many students from school and can be a great place for online predators to find their next victim. Although there are several advantages to Social Networking Sites, the disadvantages clearly outweigh this. Social media should not be in use for children under 18 and many regulations should be put under it for a safer and more positive atmosphere. Social media can largely cause student grades to plummet, since school is not top priority for most students.