Children are very curious and want to know every small thing. I believe it’s a good thing that children want to learn more just by watching because it keeps them in tune with modern technology and it becomes a natural “instinct” to learn and catch on easily. “In fact, 87 percent of 12- to 17-year-old are now online, according to a 2005 Pew Research Center report. That’s a 24 percent increase over the previous four years, leading parents and policymakers to worry about the effect access to worlds of information–and misinformation–has on children. Psychologists are only beginning to answer that question, but a study led by Michigan State University psychologist Linda Jackson, PhD, showed that home Internet use improved standardized reading test scores. Other researchers have found that having the Internet at home encourages children to be more self-directed learners.”
Children may learn more depending on how they use the internet but being more socialized? No. A lot of children are stuck on the computer or on their phones or any other electronic devices than they are outside playing and meeting people. All that children do nowadays is being glued to their phones or their laptops talking to friends and won’t get off them unless you tell them to, also when you see kids in the streets hanging out with each other you just see them standing around on their phones texting instead of actually talking to each... [continues]
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