Sandralala

Here comes a world of gadgeted children

Posted on: August 29, 2008

After reading New York Times’s article about children having access to electric devices at a young age, I thought about the influences this will have on future society.

What would the people who had been using electric devices like computers, TV games, cell phones and mp3s since they were babies be like? I can’t imagine them specifically, but one thing I’m sure is that they would not be able to do their own work with their own hands. They would always need machines to do the work.

I know that using machines since young age has some benefits. It could make a person time-efficient and ready to apply digital skills. However, I still think that children should not have much access to machinary. The article says that children could play with TV toys at the age of 3-5 and watch videos in youtube when they turn 6-9. Well, in my opinion, this is not a good plan at all. Children should go outside and explore and meet friends instead of staring at monitors. Being exposed to digital world will result in people who do not socialize with others very well and people who can’t distinguish the real world and computer world.

Despite some voiced concerns about gadgeted children, the world is moving fast to early-digital-access. I really hope that parents reconsider their decisions before they buy cell phones to their children.

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  • Alice: Very insightful. I shall take your advice :]
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