The Effects of Technology on Children

Technology has blended in with our daily activity to become a way of life and children today are living in a digital age. Excessive amounts of technology time during a child’s developmental years is likely to have an impact on growth. Although some technology exposure can be good to have a positive effect on their behavior and development when used correctly. However, when screen time is not properly controlled, there can be negative effects of technology on child development. Also, when there is a great deal of visual stimuli and a lack of story reading, this can impact a child’s development of imagination. To counteract this for tomorrow and the future, it is important that children have the opportunity to explore old-fashioned imaginative play and to let their imaginations run wild in storybooks

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