The starting age for surfing on the Internet and the screen time spent in front of the TV
Last two decades information technology has grown tremendously; however, the positive impacts of information technologies on children and youth might not be much more considerable, than its negative impacts.
In the last two decades, information technology has grown tremendously; however, the positive effects of information technologies on children and young people can be eroded by their negative effects.
In the last two decades, the effects of information technologies on children and youth have become much more observable and measurable; accordingly, the opinion that the positive effects of information technologies on children and youth can be eroded by their negative effects is widely discussed in academia. Consequently, recommendations to facilitate the life, entertainment, education and learning lives of children and youth are offered by academicians, psychologists and trainers. That being so, accordingly, as a result of some of my research, findings and inferences, I will give you some recommendations.
Both clinical practices in mental health hospitals and research reveal that watching TV, playing games, and surfing the internet have negative effects on children’s development. Children who watch TV, and play games on a computer, Tablet, or Mobile Phone show symptoms of autism. Children who watch TV, and play with Tablets and Mobile Phones might have language development delays or disorders; or stereotypical behaviors (for example shaking hands).
The next question is what should we do? I suggest raising children in the old days. Children could play with blocks and puzzles. Read kids’ books; go out and play in the playground so children would socialize with other children; find your child one or two days of sports or hobby groups. Paint, draw pictures, do handcrafts, sew or knit new things. Be creative to find things that you and your kids would like to do together. I would also write another essay on age-appropriate free time activities that would help children to grow up healthy and which would give you so ideas for creating free time activities for your children. There would be another essay on “Buying the right toys for Children”. It would also give you some hints on what types of toys to buy for your children.
If you ask what age children would allow to be using a mobile phone, or tablet, watch TV and play computer games or surf on the internet. The age would be 16 years old, a maximum of one hour per day.
Dr. Pinar B. Güner
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