Study: Children with iPad lag behind in development




Scientists medical faculty at Boston University studied the effect of gadgets on children. In particular, they found that children who started to use technical devices at an early age, significantly lagging behind in social and emotional development of their peers.


Toddlers often talk very loudly, not noticing it: his voice, like emotions, they just learn to manage. However, these emotions adults can be seen as hysteria and give into the hands of children iPad, so that they were distracted and calmed down. Boston University scientists have explained why this is wrong.

Researchers said that the children themselves must find a way to control their feelings. If the mask them, tantrums become the norm. Most of today’s parents are using iPad, iPhone and other gadgets to distract offspring games.

“Permanent seat for mobile or iPad at an early stage of development of the child may hinder the development he has empathy, problem-solving skills and social communication, which is usually acquired by children during the study of the world, simple games and chat with friends,” – said Dr. Jenny Radescu.

According to scientists, iPad may hinder the development of empathy in children to other people, social communicative skills and social adaptation, which usually appear in children while chatting with friends. In addition, electronic gadgets with touch screen hinder the development of fine motor skills, which then adversely affects learning math or science. Also, when using the touchscreen children do not develop the muscles they will need in the future to the letter.

Pediatricians conducted an experiment that showed that children in whose hands electronic devices were too early in the emotional and social development lags behind those who were given a tablet later, or who it does not. However, the authors emphasize the fact that you can not share all of the world in black and white and declare absolute evil gadgets for children.

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