Technology has radically changed our everyday lives. No matter whether you’re a technophile or a technophobe, you probably can’t avoid using tech in your daily life. In fact, if you’re reading this article (and I’m thinking you are), you’re using tech.
While we may contemplate how tech has changed our daily lives, we should also consider the impact of technology on kids. The next generation hasn’t known life without the Internet, cell phones or computers.
How are kids using tech in their daily lives? This infographic displays how kids are using tech, for the good and the bad. While some sites have restrictions against children under 13 joining, those restrictions don’t seem to be effective in banning tweens from joining.
Infographic by FashionPlaytes
Will the next generation be the most tech-savvy, taking society to a higher level? Or will the next generation be addicted to tech and unprepared for the real world?
“I think the impact of technology on children right now and different aspects of our lives is sometimes fabulous and sometimes terrible,” Larry Ellison, Founder of Oracle Corporation.
Will children’s use of social media lead to a greater understanding and acceptance of differences between people? Or will their use of social media make them unable to form and maintain real world relationships?
• See, Articles of the Heart’s article discussing the pros and cons of children using social media: Children and Media Technology.
Are parents providing their children with tech to prepare them for the world or are they using it as a substitute babysitter to entertain the kids?
• See, education.com’s Technology and Kids: 7 Ways to Unplug for ideas to pull your kids away from the lure of technology.
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* Girl and iPad image courtesy of Mike Licht (edited)