In this modern world, various technologies are being produced and developed. These technologies have proven helpful in many ways. It is true that it helps make our lives more convenient and makes our tasks much easier whether in school or at work. We learn different kinds of DIY projects such as chain mesh fencing, simple wood works like bench making, crocheting, and others.
However, every coin has 2 sides. For every positive effect, there is always a negative side that will take place in case we are unable to learn how to control ourselves.
Impact of using gadgets on children
To answer the question – Is technology affecting right manners and good conduct among children? Let’s look at how technology affects the young ones.
Today, youngsters are very interested in technology such as computers, laptop, mobile phones, and tablets. They are like a form of entertainment to them and useful tools in their studies. However, how do these gadgets affect them?
Let us not forget that, these types of electronics can access internet anytime and anywhere. Children are able to access information, movies or videos that may not be suitable for their ages. And at a very young age, they are still innocent with the real world.
There will always be a tendency for them to follow whatever bad things they see if not given proper guidance. This is why parents are being asked to monitor their kids most of the time because we may not know what can happen that we may regret afterward.
In addition, young ages are becoming addicted to online games or video games. This addiction leads to parents having a difficult time to rely on them for simple home tasks such as cleaning their rooms, washing dishes, fixing their things and more.
Children become hard headed that result to disrespect. They demand so much and would want to have everything they like in an instant.
So the answer to the question is yes if not properly guided. If children are overly exposed to computer and gaming technologies, they tend to adopt what they see. That is why it is important to guide our children in their use of these types of technology.
Schools, teachers, and parents are asked to give proper guidance to children for them to be able to learn how to control themselves and not be very dependent on technology.
It would be better to expose them to alternative ways of entertaining themselves such as doing outdoor activities, playing sports, playing indoor sports, reading books and more. Introduce them to things that might interest them and could become their hobby which can be beneficial in their development.