Our children and technology

There is much said about technology these days, but there is really very little scientific evidence on the topic.

As parents who grew up in a school era where there was not much technology rather less internet access, we sometimes do not know where to draw the line between too little, too much or just enough for them to be up to date on the latest topics or left behind socially because they do not have access to what classmates are doing, listening to or sharing.

There is a popular saying that refers to different topics on discipline, social media or other related issues where there is little evidence as to what is better; as a parent if you have to face the decision of too much or too late, it is always better to play on the safe side of the options, as long as there is little evidence you should always choose less technology as a better option.

Since every child is different when it comes to the use of technology, I would like to share this article called: “Your child’s brain on technology: social media” by Hank Pellisier published on September 29, 2019, on GreatSchools.org
https://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/child-brain-development-and-social-media/?ut m_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=092919.4

It is safe to say, that children do have different interactions among them when they have access to technology for long periods of time or when they have access without parental supervision. We do not know long term effects of such changes and we still have a long way to travel in safety and adult awareness of what technology addiction is doing to us but a good first step to take is becoming aware of the risks and setting boundaries and rules as to technology use in every home and school.

Bibliography Hank Pellissier . (2019). Your child’s brain on technology: social media. September 29, 2019, de GreatSchools.org Sitio web: https://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/child-brain-development-and-social-media/?ut m_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=092919.4


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