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  • 1. Is there such a thing as too young when it comes to technology?
    By Rachel Stewart
    Image by: Mihai Dragomirescu – Flickr
  • 2. Children have been sitting in front of television sets for years.
    Image by: byronv2 – Flickr
  • 3. Now children sit
    in front of their computer or on a mobile device or
    iPad.
    Image by: Rebecca Trynes – Flickr
  • 4. Image by: PhotographybyPaul – Flickr
    Are children learning to use technology
    at too young an age?
  • 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
    favouritecartoon characters.
    Source: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/934673--iphone-apps-a-hit-with-preschoolers
    Image by: WayanVota – Flickr
  • 6. Toronto teacher Steacie Carroll is using the touch-screen technology with her students aged 4 to 14 who have developmental disabilities.
    Source: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/934673--iphone-apps-a-hit-with-preschoolers
    Image by: Dean Shareski – Flickr
  • 7. Image by Sparky – Flickr
    There are positives of technology in regards to
    learning at a young age as children can use their
    tech-savvy skills all through their life instead of
    trying to learn later in life.
  • 8. Image by: Dan Barbus – Flickr
    What about the negatives?
    Are children becoming too
    attached to technology?
  • 9. Image by: Kohei314 – Flickr
    87 per cent of kids aged between
    4to 16 either owned or had access
    to a mobile phone
    Source: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8211585/schools-should-teach-kids-phone-safety
  • 10. Sixty per cent of children take their mobile
    phones to school some or all of the time
    Source: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8211585/schools-should-teach-kids-phone-safety
    Image by: Larry Darling – Flickr
  • 11. 43 per cent of children have internet
    access on their mobile phones
    Source: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8211585/schools-should-teach-kids-phone-safety
    Image by: 3dom – Flickr
  • 12. With all these
    children on their
    phones all day
    are they being safe?
    Image by: beana_cheese – Flickr
  • 13. With the rush of new technology and a way
    for children to communicate to a number of
    people all at once can any parent be sure that
    their child is being safe?
    Image by: livableregion – Flickr
  • 14. In regards to safety, whose
    responsibility is it to ensure
    children’s safety?
    Parents?
    Teachers?
    Image by: David Chow – Flickr
  • 15. 9out of 10 parents believe their kids should be taught about mobile phone and internet safety in school
    Source: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8211585/schools-should-teach-kids-phone-safety
    Image by: melystu – Flickr
  • 16. Image by: annavanna – Flickr
    More than 40 per cent of parents conceded they wouldn't know if mobile phone bullying was an issue
    at their child's school.
    Source: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8211585/schools-should-teach-kids-phone-safety
  • 17. 90 per cent of them believed it was
    not their job alone to teach children
    about safe mobile phone behaviour
    and that schools should get involved.
    Source: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8211585/schools-should-teach-kids-phone-safety
    Image by: Kentucky Country Day – Flickr
  • 18. There are dangers involved with technology with strangers able to talk to children on social media sites to peers bullying each other online.
  • 19. The benefits involved with children using
    technology are productivity and creativity.
    Image by: Rachel – Flickr
  • 20. Parents need to keep
    an eye on their
    children’s social
    media sites, on their
    texts, and on what
    they’re doing with
    technology.
    Image by: Jay Grandin – Flickr
  • 21. Image by: Marcus Ramberg – Flickr
    The question of is there such a thing as too young
    when it comes to technology can not be answered
    by itself as all the additional questions need to be
    considered as well.

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