Computer technology for kids younger than fifteen...

  1. Kathryn L Hill profile image81
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago

    Calling all teachers/parents:

    Is computer technology helping our students/children?

    Are computers helping our kids learn math, reading and writing faster, better and quicker? Are computers a useful tool in education. Or not?

    What I see are students becoming addicted to games and staring at screens. Sometimes it seems they are learning colors and numbers and such, but overall, I wonder if early computer use only makes young brains lazy.

    I believe children should stay away from computers until their mental skills are more fully developed.   It is reasonable to assume that by fifteen they have the nescessary concrete skills and can easily learn computer skills

    Also, is it almost impossible for parents to adequately monitor what their young children are accessing through the internet?