hnology offers a variety of benefits to enhance the quality of education and make the process of learning more convenient and interesting both for the teacher and the students, overuse of technology in teaching students in primary schools poses several kinds of threats as well. “Family, school, and workplace environments are now on the verge of what can be termed the “Triple Disconnect” – from self, others and nature” (zonein.ca, 2014). The Canadian Society of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatrics state that infants between 0 and 2 years of age should not be exposed to any kind of technology at all, children from 3 to 5 years of age should not be exposed to technology for more than just one hour per day, whereas the exposure of children in the age-range of 6 to 18 years to technology should be limited to 2 hours per day (Rowan, 2014). Threats posed by the overuse of technology in primary schools include but are not limited to the social challenge of isolation, reduced motivation for the studies on the part of the students, and increased tendency to have negative effects of using technology on their health.
Overuse of technology in the classroom can be a cause of isolation of the students. “[C]ritics have written and spoken extensively of their beliefs that schools should not use technology for a variety of reasons ranging from creating social isolation to preventing students from learning critical basic skills” (ncrel.org, 2005). Students of primary schools are essentially children. Children as students need close supervision and monitoring in order to have their attention directed solely towards the studies. With the growing literacy rate, the population of students in the primary schools has increased over the years. This has raised challenges for the school administration in general and for the teachers in particular. Teachers today have more students to supervise than they used to have in the past. However, the increased strength of ...Show more