Technology and Young Children

Technology and young children

I chose these two topics because I work in a school and see the challenges students go through daily.  Not only the students but parents and teachers as well, students are so smart that they would know how to work with devices and act in front of their parents as if they have no idea how to use it. We have parents who don’t care and let their kids do as they please if they log in or don’t hand in assignments. Many pros and cons with technology and young children; when children are online 8 hours a day, they start to fidget; due to this pandemic, we have students who struggle with reading, compering, and solving problems. Suppose parents can’t work together with the teacher. We are going to have a big disaster when it comes to education.

Children need:

  • Mobility
  • Touch
  • Nature
  • Human Communication

No. I didn’t research this; I feel this is proof that we, as parents, teachers, and community, are seen the lack of human communication children are becoming more anti-social more depress. More suicidal we as teachers need parents’ help to communicate more with students to understand their mental state; tell them that we are here to help. If we don’t fix this, our future scholars are in big trouble. Students aren’t going to share with others; they will have problems in schools presenting projects and having their voices heard. Is this going to slow down children’s literacy?

I’ve asked myself these questions repeatedly, and it’s so hard to answer if we don’t work on fixing the problems we are facing today in online learning.

  1. How will children be like in the future?
  2. Could technology lead to educational disaster?
  3. How can we fix this?
  4. What are the first steps?

Nature, why I say this; we need sunlight, we need the air we need to enjoy the world’s beauty. Children need Nature to help with immunity, health, sun rays. Yes, Nature is part of a children’s reproductive grow we don’t need to be doctors or scientists to see this.

Touch is essential to a child significantly growing up; we grow up with our parent’s hugs, kisses, and love. In today’s era, technology is raising our children; parents are too busy with work and their phones and too busy for family. Parents are buying smart TVs, video games, and smartphones so they could keep their children occupied. Not knowing this pandemic, it has changed so much that teachers who would give that love and affection cant no longer do it. A student who has no physical interaction at home looks forward to going to school to receive that hug from a teacher.

Obesity

This pandemic has changed how PE class is being taught in schools worldwide; students are just watching videos, answering health questions, or just letting their anxiety eat them “fat.” Why did I say Fat? What mobility are children having at home? As I have seen in my daughter’s class and school, students sit down watching videos, not participating in the exercise. Being a teacher in this era will be challenging; we will have to learn how to deal with so many challenges as insecurities in students’ depression and anti-socialism. Teach them how we lived 20 years ago, playing in the parks enjoying an outside interaction with each other and yes, the best one ever no technology unless it is needed in class or for homework.