As parents, we always feel that we cannot give our kids enough love but it’s never too much love that spoils our children who become spoiled when they get more attached to their mobile phones than to their parents and siblings. Our children become spoiled when they seek social acceptance with the having more gadgets than best friends. They become spoiled when we indirectly teach them that it is okay to be playing video-games all the time even at the dinner not giving family enough time. The consequences are by far the same as the reasons behind the problem. Children’s absorption in technology, limits their availability to communicate with their parents who give them more technology to fix their lack of bond.
More technology is less family time
As cliché as it may sound, you will never have enough quality family time when you let technology eat up all your children’s time at home. The younger generation appetite for entertainment is
Does your child refuse to attend family gatherings? Does he prefer playing on his tablet or computer rather than mingling with friends and family? If this is so, your child is moving away from society and coiling up in his own cocoon. It is necessary to meet people and this can be done only when children are used to it since childhood. Having such an unsocial behavior is going to prove bad for his future when he has to go out into the world and interact with people.
Physical inactivity and Laziness
One of the claws of technology is its ability to turn your children to couch potatoes without anyone noticing. It can lead to various physical ailments and later on more critical problems may occur due to accumulative inactivity like Obesity, diabetes and cardiac issues. Constantly staring at something at a hand’s distance, sometimes less than that, puts immense pressure on the eyes. This is one reason why we see so many children wearing glasses nowadays.
Lack of interest in studying
Because everything is now accessible online, students are likely to develop poor studying habits and a lazy attitude towards education. Some of them may even think they can skip school because they can find answers and lessons online. Who needs teachers when you have internet and Google, right? Computers make is so easy to find answers that students barely have to look for them. This may result in them having poor study habits and developing a lazy attitude toward their education.
Forgetting the Basic Way of Studying
They would no longer rely on the books that are lent by their teachers for them to study since they are already interested to study using the computer. Even simple problems and homework that they need to answer, they are more of seeking the assistance of computers already.
To wrap up, technology is crucial, a real blessing and the ultimate edge of our modern times. Technology also plays a significant role in the educational process and the learning and skill acquisition journey of your child. Still, it’s a double-edged sword, technology has several negative side effects. That is why you need to make sure that you are going to be very careful in allowing them to use technology at home or at school in order to benefit from what can be useful to them and avoid the complications as much as possible.