When I see children hooked on Candy Crush and Minecraft, hardly engaging with their friends during social times, I feel worried for them. What is this doing to their social and emotional skills and wellbeing? However, there are so many ways tech is used positively.
I really don’t know what to think! I do however know that it is vital that we educate children about technology – including both the positive points and the negatives. Children need to be protected from the harm that can come from technology and it is up to parents, teachers and governments to do so.
About the author: Neil Jarrett
Neil is a Year 6 teacher and maths coordinator at an international school in Bangkok, Thailand. He has a Masters Degree in education and is interested in teaching ideas and educational technology to support student learning. He tweets from @EdtechNeil and his blog is EdTech4Beginners.