The rise of modern technology has a huge impact on the lives of children these days until they reach teenagers

February 6, 2019 Critical Thinking

The rise of modern technology has a huge impact on the lives of children these days until they reach teenagers. If 20 years ago, children spent their time playing outdoor activities, cycling and so on, 21st century children however, are exposed to the use of various technological devices such as televisions, internet, computers, smart phones, and video games. Children spend about eight hours, on average, consuming these technological devices. The findings indicate that the use of modern technology beyond control has negative impacts on the physical and muscular development, interpersonal skills and academic performance. In addition, this study also suggests some guidelines for parents to find the best solution in dealing with the uncontrolled use of technology among their children.