Nov 14, 2022 in Life Coaching

Should You Ban Your Children from Using Devices?

We discuss this matter and give you the answer.

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We live in a digital world and children are growing up more exposed to technology. This is what makes it even more difficult for parents to determine whether or not children should use devices. 

Most parents allow their children to use devices as a way of keeping them entertained and occupied. However, in doing so, damage is being done to them. Technology has affected many adults negatively and it is having the same impact on children. 

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The Harmful Effects of Devices

Mental Illness

There are a number of mental health issues that are caused due to the overuse of technology such as child depression, bipolar disorders, autism, anxiety, behavioral issues, attachment disorder, attention deficit, psychosis, etc. 

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Delays in Development

Technology usage in children under the age of 12 delays their development. This is due to the fact that using devices restricts movement and this causes poor academic and literacy achievement. 

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Obesity

There is no doubt that when kids use technology, this restricts movement, as mentioned above. As a result, more kids are suffering from obesity, which then increases the risk of heart attacks, shortened lifespans, strokes and diabetes. 

Lack of Sleep

More children are getting sleep deprived, especially those with unsupervised technology usage and those who have devices in their bedrooms. This is also leading to poor academic grades. 

Aggression

Due to violent content, children are now becoming aggressive. This is not surprising considering the increase in both physical and sexual violence in movies, tv shows and games. 

Addictions

The increase in parents being more addicted to their devices leads to detachment from their children and in turn, children also get attached to technology, which leads to addiction.

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So, Should You Ban Your Children from Devices?

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics, infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per day and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per day. 

Conclusion

We hope you found this article helpful. If you're struggling with getting your children to detach from their devices, you can read articles written by professionals on WikiExpert and even follow the topic "parenting" to stay updated on the latest.

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Sources

Huffington Post

American Academy of Pediatrics

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