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Too Young?

  1. 1. Is there such a thing as too young when it comes to technology?<br />By Rachel Stewart<br />Image by: Mihai Dragomirescu – Flickr <br />
  2. 2. Children have been sitting in front of television sets for years.<br />Image by: byronv2 – Flickr <br />
  3. 3. Now children sit <br />in front of their computer or on a mobile device or <br />iPad. <br />Image by: Rebecca Trynes – Flickr <br />
  4. 4. Image by: PhotographybyPaul – Flickr <br />Are children learning to use technology <br />at too young an age?<br />
  5. 5. The touch-screen technology is a natural for toddlers – no surprise to parents who have watched young children instinctively reach out to television screens for their<br />favouritecartoon characters.<br />Source:<br />Image by: WayanVota – Flickr <br />
  6. 6. Toronto teacher Steacie Carroll is using the touch-screen technology with her students aged 4 to 14 who have developmental disabilities.<br />Source:<br />Image by: Dean Shareski – Flickr <br />
  7. 7. Image by Sparky – Flickr <br />There are positives of technology in regards to <br />learning at a young age as children can use their <br />tech-savvy skills all through their life instead of <br />trying to learn later in life. <br />
  8. 8. Image by: Dan Barbus – Flickr <br />What about the negatives? <br />Are children becoming too <br />attached to technology?<br />
  9. 9. Image by: Kohei314 – Flickr <br />87 per cent of kids aged between <br />4to 16 either owned or had access <br />to a mobile phone<br />Source:<br />
  10. 10. Sixty per cent of children take their mobile <br />phones to school some or all of the time<br />Source:<br />Image by: Larry Darling – Flickr <br />
  11. 11. 43 per cent of children have internet <br />access on their mobile phones<br />Source:<br />Image by: 3dom – Flickr <br />
  12. 12. With all these <br />children on their <br />phones all day <br />are they being safe?<br />Image by: beana_cheese – Flickr <br />
  13. 13. With the rush of new technology and a way <br />for children to communicate to a number of <br />people all at once can any parent be sure that <br />their child is being safe?<br />Image by: livableregion – Flickr <br />
  14. 14. In regards to safety, whose <br />responsibility is it to ensure <br />children’s safety? <br />Parents? <br />Teachers?<br />Image by: David Chow – Flickr <br />
  15. 15. 9out of 10 parents believe their kids should be taught about mobile phone and internet safety in school<br />Source:<br />Image by: melystu – Flickr <br />
  16. 16. Image by: annavanna – Flickr <br />More than 40 per cent of parents conceded they wouldn't know if mobile phone bullying was an issue <br />at their child's school.<br />Source:<br />
  17. 17. 90 per cent of them believed it was <br />not their job alone to teach children <br />about safe mobile phone behaviour<br />and that schools should get involved.<br />Source:<br />Image by: Kentucky Country Day – Flickr <br />
  18. 18. There are dangers involved with technology with strangers able to talk to children on social media sites to peers bullying each other online.<br />
  19. 19. The benefits involved with children using <br />technology are productivity and creativity. <br />Image by: Rachel – Flickr <br />
  20. 20. Parents need to keep <br />an eye on their <br />children’s social <br />media sites, on their <br />texts, and on what <br />they’re doing with <br />technology.<br />Image by: Jay Grandin – Flickr <br />
  21. 21. Image by: Marcus Ramberg – Flickr <br />The question of is there such a thing as too young <br />when it comes to technology can not be answered <br />by itself as all the additional questions need to be <br />considered as well.<br />