Now, many parents support their children to learn computer operation technology early, which has great blindness. Some of them are driven by the idea of comparison and feel that they can’t let their children lag behind others; some believe in a kind of “blind worship” of computers and mistakenly think that computers are “omnipotent”. In fact, children’s premature “electric shock” is not necessarily a good thing!
The influence of children’s early contact with computer on intelligence development
On June 12, Dr. Sigman, an authoritative British psychologist, pointed out at an International Conference on child care that governments should issue laws to prohibit children under the age of 9 from accessing computers, because children’s early access to computers will affect their intellectual development.
I believe that this appeal has shocked all parents, because computers, as a modern life equipment, have become increasingly magical for children. But in recent years, the research on “early use of electronic products will affect children’s development” is endless.
In 2007, Professor Frederick Zimmerman of the Institute of child health, School of public health, University of Washington, and his colleagues surveyed more than 1000 parents. They found that using software to develop intelligence is not good for the normal development of children under 2 years old, and may even affect their ability to learn words.
In 2008, a study from the UK found that 14-year-olds’ ability of “high-level thinking” was only equal to that of 12-year-olds in 1976, which was related to the popularity of TV and computer games, as well as frequent school examinations.
Many psychological education and medical workers have found in practice that children who use too many electronic products have poor control ability and inattention, low sensitivity to environmental stimulation, low level of self-control, weak willpower and emotional instability. Zhu Yanli, deputy director of Neurology at the Capital Institute of Pediatrics, said that early and excessive computer and television exposure may also lead to hyperactivity and Tourette’s syndrome.
But experts also pointed out that the popularity of computers at least shows that computers and networks have their own unique advantages in sharing resources and expanding knowledge, and that it is not realistic to isolate children from computers and other electronic products. Therefore, the most important thing for parents is to know how to give their children reasonable access to computers.
0-2 years old, no contact. According to a 2007 survey in the United States, about 90% of children often watch various kinds of intelligence development programs on computers or TV before they are 2 years old. The parents’ explanation for this is: in order to promote children’s intellectual development.
In fact, children’s brain needs to be in the real environment to develop healthily. For example, learning to crawl, walking obstacles and other activities can not only exercise the baby’s body, but also let him perceive the real three-dimensional space in the three-dimensional environment. Children need to touch, feel, observe and move real things, train their nervous and cognitive systems with a basic understanding of the real world. Therefore, in this stage, it is more practical to buy some CDs for developing intelligence than to communicate with children and play more games.
2-year-old to preschool, less contact. In this period of rapid growth of children’s ability, if parents want to let them learn more knowledge, it is the best choice to buy cognitive small books published by professional publishing house, which is economical and affordable. Moreover, such cognition is faster than through computer, and it is not easy to hurt eyes.
At this time, the children can start to contact the computer, such as all kinds of photos and short films taken by their families. When adults and children enjoy them together, they will feel happy and harmonious. Only surfing the Internet, playing games and other contents should be eliminated.
After school, control the use time. With the multimedia of modern teaching courses, children have more and more opportunities to contact computers. At this time, parents can allow children to use computers to complete their homework; games should be screened by parents first, help children establish right and wrong ideas in advance, and improve their “immune ability” to bad things. In addition, children’s play time should be limited to ensure their rest and outdoor activities. It’s better to limit a few playable time periods every day, no more than half an hour at a time. At the same time, let him form the habit of using the computer for 10-20 minutes, taking a rest and looking at the distance.
In order to “get rid of” children’s dependence on computers, many countries in the world are actually exploring their own methods. For example, in Japan, many parents will take advantage of the summer vacation to take their children out of the noisy city and experience a life without computers and televisions, so that they can experience that “without TV and games, they can also have a very happy life.”
Early learning of computer operation technology, it is easy to become a “slave” of the computer, limiting children’s vision and practice, not worth the loss. It’s not necessarily a good thing for preschool children to contact computers too early. Baibai safety net’s knowledge about children’s home electric shock prevention is still being updated. Please lock in our relevant columns!