Show of HandsShow of Hands

MrChris80 November 9th, 2014 4:06am

Is substantial exposure to technology (computers, tablets, etc.) a good thing for children as young as 5yrs old?

5 Liked

Comments: Add Comment

susanr Colorado
11/08/14 9:19 pm

I think so, as long as there is still plenty of time for just playing.

TigerShark47 Missouri
11/09/14 12:48 am

Some exposure is a good thing. But, just like everyone else, kids need balance. They should also be playing outside, coloring, etc.

LadyBug237 Florida
11/08/14 11:41 pm

Yes as long as they also play. You know, like with toys and maybe some physical thing like running or bike riding. Like we did before all this "progress".

bnnt Los Angeles
11/08/14 9:59 pm

Balanced with physical play with other kids, yes.

But to train to be a hermit playing alone on a tablet or computer is not good.

fredd TrumpLand
11/08/14 9:18 pm

It's the future. They may as well start young.

Arananthi Literal Ninja
11/08/14 9:09 pm

Of course it is. Technology is the future; the faster they get their 10,000 hours of experience in and master it, the better off they'll be.

Arananthi Literal Ninja
11/08/14 9:09 pm

That's not to say there isn't such a thing as overexposure -- there certainly is -- but it's effects are essentially unknown; it's assumed that 'screen time' is bad beyond some amount, but no one seems to be able to pin down exactly *why*.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/08/14 11:23 pm

In our times, technology is like air. It's there, you don't notice it - until you're not getting any.

LeDerpityDerp We are not our failures
11/08/14 10:04 pm

Gonna go with no on this one.

MrChris80 California
11/08/14 9:14 pm

Ha! I would agree, but staying active and not glued to screens is important as well. I think concepts like NFL's "Play 60" minutes a day are a very good thing.

swjboucher Just Run
11/09/14 5:21 am

I can guarantee that at age 5 neither Bill Gates or Steve Jobs had logged in any computer time.

MrChris80 California
11/09/14 8:44 am

But think ahead. Will the inventor of flying cars have done so? Probably!