Kids Growing Up with Technology vs. Kids Who Don’t

The impact of technology in childhood development is immense.

Technology has its benefits in childhood development, but can also be detrimental.

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Technology has its benefits in childhood development, but can also be detrimental.

Amanda Mourelo, Editor of Student Opinion and Features and Extras

In 2023, technology has become incredibly advanced. It is prevalent in everyday life because it can provide resources and answers for everyone. Typically, adults and adolescents are the individuals using technology the most, but children are also starting to get the hang of it. 

Technology is not the devil, not at all. There can just be negative impacts and differences on childhood making it not even a stage of a human’s life anymore. According to Ideas Ted, technology has expanded the minds of children with many ideas, including academics, sports, and video games. It can really amplify what is already there, filling in more empty holes. Kids can gain learning opportunities. However, it is also said that for young children, allowing them to have unlimited access to the internet and technology can shape their future professional life, self-esteem, social skills, and sense of reality. Before the 2010s hit, children would go outside and play and make friends. Now, they are living the life of a teenager or even an adult, seeing all the issues and problems older people have, which can influence the child a lot.  

Online Maryville states that children ages two to five years old should not own their own tablet or electronic device but, if they do, the parents are responsible to limit their use of it. For kids older than six years old, their parents should be responsible for how they use their electronics if given to them. It should only be used for some games and educational information, not heavy information.

Pew Research states that parenting has become harder in the last 20 years because of technology. Some parents hand out electronics to their children easily, while others are concerned about if their children can get too addicted. Parents of younger children get anxious about what their children have access to on their technology. It’s important to recognize strategies for limiting and monitoring children’s use to ensure responsible and safe technology consumption.