IMPACT OF DIGITAL DEVICES ON CHILDREN
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 5019-5026
AbstractAs parents and children are forced to stay at home and online classes became the only option left for education, children are free to use mobile phones or any other digital devices freely. Many parents are concerned about its potential side effects, both short term and long term. There are many factors like parental use of mobile phones and easy accessibility which influence the digital devices use of children. It can help to develop a child-parent relationship or may deteriorate it based on their use. Children can get new ideas through the use of these devices and help them in their social and emotional wellbeing if use it properly. However, there are many issues like sleep disturbances and problematic internet use reported by the use of these digital crafts. Parents and children need to practice healthy use of this equipment and this can bring benefits to children. Current evidences are not sufficient to argue that digital devices have any major negative impact on the development of children. So, further researches required in this area to identify how children adapted to online classes and digital devices and its long term impacts on them.
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