Friday, January 22, 2010

Smart phone and students!

iPod 1st Gen, and iPhone 3GImage by 37prime via Flickr

Youth of the modern times are heavily addicted to media culture thanks to the smart phone, computers, TV and other sophisticated electronic gadgets. A study in US on a groups of students in the age group 8 to 18 revealed that the group members spent
about eight hours on an average in media related affairs during the time when they were wide awake. Students who spent about 3 to 4 hours on these gadgets do well in their academic career. On the other hand, 30% of the youngsters keep themselves busy with media watch for about 11 hours a day. These kids fail miserably in their educational curriculum, maintain strained relationship with their parents, lose health on account of sleeplessness and mental tension.

In reality, with the advancement in technology, gadgets like iPhone have become part of the youth culture today. As there are two sides of a coin, there are merits and demerits by these gadgets. Children acquire multitasking abilities such as listen to iPod music, browse websites, watch video and talk to friends simultaneously. They learn to utilize this time very effectively with different activities. The flip side of this are divided attention, lack of concentration and negative pressure.

It is up to the parents to advise and counsel their wards to put these electronic gadgets to optimum use so as not be bogged down by them. It is no doubt a formidable task; but you have very little choice!

Invest adequate time and become the dearest friends of your kids so that they listen to you and accept your guidance. It is not impossible!

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1 comment:

  1. I hardly ever see a kid without them texting. Email seems so out of touch for them. Texting is they way they communicate.

    Have a terrific day. :)