Negative Effects of Technology on your Child -In this tech savvy world, most of the kids like spending time indoors with their gadgets. They prefer playing on their ipads , phones, etc over playing outside. The cartoons which your child sees while having meals, the videos before sleeping are harming your child.
- During the early years, the mind is in a developing phase and excessive screen time may lead to decreased developmental outcomes.
- Your child may become lazy , irritated, sad and moody.
- Loss of focus and forgetfulness.
- As physical activity is greatly reduced, it can lead to weight gain and obesity.
- The blue light from the gadgets damages the eyes and decreases Melatonin hormone level in the body which leads to disturbed sleep cycle and problems in sleeping.
- Kids who don’t eat food without having their gadgets by side eat unmindfully and are not aware of the taste, color and texture of the food. They are not aware of the quantity and tend to eat more. This can lead to abnormal food habits in later life.
Tip – Face-to-Face time is better than Screen Time