Computer Use and Its Impact on Children

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Business Communication
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Assignment No.1
Linh Huynh

Full Name: HUYNH THI TRUC LINH
Lecturer: Jerry Cruz
Due Day: June 6, 2011
Topic: Computer Use and Its Impacts on Children

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. Introduction1

II. Reasons3 A. Helping children study 3 B. Having parents’ approval 3

III.TRANSITION………………………………………………………….…4

IV. IMPACTS……………………………………………………………..…..4 A. PHYSICAL PROBLEMS……………………………………………………..…..4 B. OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES REPLACEMENT…………………................….4 C. LACK OF IMAGINATION…………………………………………….…………4 D. SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS………………………………………………….….5 E. VIOLENT BEHAVIORS…………………………………………….……………5

V. COMCLUSION………………………………………………...………..5

VI. PREFERENCES………………………………………………………..6

I. Introduction
“Across the world there is a passionate love affair between children and computers . . . And more than wanting [computer technology], they seem to know that in a deep way it already belongs to them. They know they can master it more easily and more naturally than their parents. They know they are the computer generation.”
—Seymour Papert, The Connected Family, 1996
The revolution of computer technology has played an important role in everyone’s life, even children’s. Now with help from government and parents, not only can they use computers at home but they will probably know how to use them at school as well. Even though there are some good reasons why children should be accustomed to computers at the early age, adults should consider possible negative effects of excessive computer use on children.

II. Reasons
A. Helping children study
The first reason why children use computers early is that computers assist children to study. In the past, when they had any problems with study, they would ask adults for help, or go to the library. Now they find it unnecessary to do so. Computers with Internet access can help students in many aspects -

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