In recent years, digital technology has changed almost every aspect of our lives. From communications to banking, from entertainment to shopping, it has transformed the way we live. However, technology can also cause harm to our health. Fortunately, it can also help us.
Today, children aged five and under have access to a variety of mobile and traditional technologies. A variety of studies have examined how these devices affect children. For example, one study by the Joan Ganz Cooney Centre found that young children are interacting with online technology in a range of ways.
Another study by Coopasami et al. (2018) found that nursing students at postgraduate and undergraduate levels owned digital devices. Among these, laptops and tablets were used most. Students also reported using their personal digital devices for academic purposes and clinical practices.
Young children also use a variety of mobile and desktop computers at home. While most were designed for adults, a growing number are being used by children.
In addition, many parents noted that their children watched videos, played games, listened to music, and engaged in other activities while using technology. They also noted that some of the devices were used in common living spaces, such as the family room.
As the use of technology increases in schools, it is important to consider how it is incorporated into the classroom. One method for this is to ask students to lead their own learning, if possible. Parents can provide additional support.