When quantified, however, technology benefits seem to surpass supposed destructive effects on children's development - with some caution on use. For example, immediately following are reports from research detailing negative effects on children, after which the positives follow.
Television. A cross-sectional research has suggested that television viewing may be linked with decreased attention spans in children. (Christakis, Zimmerman, DiGiuseppe, &McCarty, 2004). The harder it is for the child to pay attention later in life then, the more TV viewing he or she is exposed to. Christakis et al. (2004) found that children, age one, watch television an average of 2.2 hours a day, and children, age three, watch 3.6 hours a day or about 20 to 30 percent of their waking hours. With such considerable exposure, their parents' reports are said to register that these children were more easily distractible and had shorter attention spans than others.
Computers. As for computers, they were found to pose danger to children, including occasional stress injuries, eyestrain, obesity, social isolation, and long-term damage to physical, emotional, or intellectual development (Behrman, 2000). ...