How The Internet Affects Children's Minds
'Most of us cannot live without our computers, text messaging, e-mail, and immediate access to the vast cloud of information, especially kids and teenagers who have grown up in the age of the Internet.In fact, more schools are integrating computers at younger ages, even in kindergarten. Forty-nine states are phasing out cursive handwriting altogether. What effects does it have, however, on learning, brain development, cognition,and brain health? Studies have shown some interesting ways that technology is rewiring and shaping our brain,which may not be “all good.” A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that the Internet, with its distractions and interruptions, is turning us into scattered, superficial thinkers.
What does that portend for our kids?'
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