Recent advances in today’s technology have led to many changes in our daily lives, nut some would argue that we’re becoming too dependent on technology and not all these changes are beneficial. Adults and children need to be aware of the benefits and drawbacks that technology has to offer.
Some advantages that technology gives our children are the necessary skills they need with computers. Computers are making children smarter. They are growing up computer literacy and will have that as a huge advantage. Computer literacy is becoming a huge job qualification and feeling comfortable with one will put them a step ahead.
Another advantage to technology would be that children can complete homework online. In some places, if you miss school you can find out the assignments that you missed and catch up. This could be a huge advantage if a child gets sick and is unable to attend school. Overall, children can benefit from computers if they are used wisely. Parents that supervise their children when they are on the computer can ensure that everything is happening safely.
Some disadvantages of technology are the influence it has on children’s lives. Children are learning to read and write with computer games instead of flashcards. They are reading bedtime stories online, instead of with their parents. Slowly traditions are being broken and the computers are becoming a child’s learning tool. Parents are leaving the learning up to the computers and spending less quality time with their children. Children need to be in contact with other children, adults, and animals. They need to experience things first hand not off a computer screen!
Other disadvantages to technology are when children log onto the computer their innocence is noticeable. They are easy targets for adults who pose as other children with similar interest. Sexual offenders often chat online with children and make plans to meet them, or slowly filter information about them. Children are innocents and honesty on...