Steemit Engagement Challenge S3-W2: Impacts of Technology in kids lives by @temitopef
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Good day Steemians, it's another beautiful time and week to write in this community. It is the second week of Steemit Engagement Challenge Season 3 and I will be dropping my first post here in this community. The topic for today's contest is "Impact of Technology in Kid's lives"
Write an overview of how technology has impacted the world as a whole
Technology can simply be defined as how we apply scientific knowledge for our use. It is embedded in the operation of all equipment and machines with the knowledge of how they function. Technology has changed the whole world at a rapid pace in such a way that it touches all areas of life, all home, school, business sectors, and many more experience the impact of technology.
Furthermore, it brings equity to the world as both the poor and rich have access to education, transport, health, and many more. It brings more smartness and creativity out of us. Technology made life easier for us, it gives us access to so many things and we can connect to the whole world from the comfort of our homes.
Share with us some of the positivity and negativity of technology in kids' lives
Technology has influenced kids in so many ways and I would be listing below both the positive and negative impacts of technology on kids' lives below:
Positive Impact of Technology in Kid's lives
Increased Knowledge and Understanding: Technology has helped us in such a way that we are being exposed to more knowledge and understanding than before. Before Technology comes whatever you were taught is what you believe whether right or wrong but with the help of technology, kids can browse the internet, gather more knowledge and there is access to information.
Improved Problem Solving: Technology has enabled kids to identify what the problem is and helps in solving such problems. If homework is given and the question seems tough, children having access to the internet can browse online to learn more about the question and the right solution to it.
Equipping School with Tools and Adequate Equipment: Technology has helped in the provision of equipment needed for school while enabling kids to learn more practical as they learn theory.
Interconnecting the World: Technology has brought the whole world closer to us, kids can connect to every part of the world through the internet, and they make friends with others from different countries, learn about other countries way of line, culture and many others from the comfort of their homes.
Making Life Easier: Technology has made life easier for everyone, especially the kids, they have access to transportation unlike in the olden day when kids trekked many kilometers to school every day, more practical due to availability of equipment, access to travel to explore and learn about other places.
Negative Impact of Technology on Kid's lives
Lack of Sleep: The love for technology has deprived kids of their sleep beauty. To learn more, browse, explore technology, watch their favorite tv show and play games, many kids spend their time on television, phones, and the internet and use less time sleeping.
Decrease in Communication and Affection between kids and their Parents: This is one of the things destroying family nowadays, there is less communication and intimacy between family members. Parents are busy with technology and kids too are busy with their own, with no family time all in the name of providing what the kids want.
I could remember there was a protest in 2018 whereby German children complained of their parents were busy with smartphones and not giving them much attention. Lack of affection, and communication tends to make some kids resolve into cyberbullying thereby taking their frustration out on other kids on the internet.
Depression: Lack of attention and lack of sleep can lead to depression, children mostly love their family time, and not enjoying their parent's affection can cause them to be depressed. Also depriving oneself of good sleep too can cause depression.
Obesity: Report has been shown that technology has deprived most kids of their usual exercise of running and playing around because they were often found sitting in a position with their phones browsing, playing, or watching shows on television and this can lead to obesity.
Lack of focus: Many kids now spent more time on their phone or television watching movies, playing games, or chatting on social media and they were paying less attention to their school activities and assignment.
How would you rate the impact of technology in kids' life? Highly positive or negative? Explain
To rate the impact of technology on kids' life, I would choose that technology impact kids with a highly positive than negative. Technology has helped the kids to be smarter, and more brilliant than before, it helped them so much in their academics. They can learn how to multitask and solve problems without much stress.
Furthermore, it improves their learning skills and intelligence quotient (IQ) scores, also they can express their creativity, stay connected to other children and engage with them. Though Technology has a negative impact, we can not say because it has a negative Impact and forbids kids from using it but I believe technology's negative impact can be cautioned by the parent and guardians.
Can you have control over the exposure of kids to certain technological products? How?
My answer is Yes, Kids can be controlled over their exposure to certain technological products and this is how it can be achieved.
Technology has improved kids' learning and improved their creativity and IQ scores but as much as technology has helped kids a lot, the parent needs to watch, caution and guide their kids on using technology. They should give enough time to their children, knowing what the children are up to and the type of people they are associated with on the internet and lastly rules should be set on when to use the internet, phone and when not to use them. This is where I will be stopping for now. Thank you for reading.