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MrChris80 November 9th, 2014 4:06am

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

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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.

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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".

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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.

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

Gonna go with no on this one.

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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.

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susanr Colorado
11/08/14 9:19 pm

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

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fredd TrumpLand
11/08/14 9:18 pm

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

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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.

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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*.

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!