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Children are more likely to become addicted to technology...
#46 02/03/2020 9:03 AM
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Debating Technological Issues

Theme: Smartphones and Tablets in the Hands of Small Children (Ages 0-10)

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Children are more likely to become addicted to technology if given a smartphone or tablet of their own before age 10.

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matthews #49 02/03/2020 9:16 AM
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I can agree, because my little brothers already have tablets and games and as soon as you take them away they get mad and mean like they can't live without it

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I can agree, because my little brothers already have tablets and games and everything else and as soon as you take them away they get mad and cry like they can't live without it

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I believe this statement because i have a friend say he got his phone when he was 7 years old and is now addicted and is trying to stop the habit

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I think that opinion is true i have a little brother and he is addicted to YouTube

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I agree, my little niece is only three and she already gets mad when you take the phone or tablet away from her.

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I think kids can get addicted to their phones. I'm sure that it will weaken their attention span. Phones are nice, but they shouldnt be on it all the time.

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yea i think that is most of the people in the century

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Children do not tend to be addicted to technology prior to the subject, in fact, technology has been proven to increase mental activity and stimulate brain growth within the proper usage of said items, learning technological devices have gone from everything into V-smile and leapfrog, both learning tech with brand staples such as scooby-doo to help the learning process of young children.

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My thoughts are that children become addicted to the phone at a young age. I can say that children do not need to to be given a smartphone because when they're on the phone their attitude changes and they don't want the phone taken from them, they just want to be all day on the phone.

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I agree because they start relying on tech to help with everything

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yes i believe kids get addicted to technology at a young age but it may seem like a burden. But also it may be a blessing, for they are the future of technology.

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Many of you have mentioned having younger brothers and sisters who are already addicted to technology. What about yourselves? Do you remember when you first got your first device? Did it change anything in you? Maybe ask the people around you if they noticed a change in your behavior.


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I do believe that younger children's get too addicted to phones. Once you put one in their hands they won't want anything but the phone. I don't think is bad but i also do think is bad. one because it helps them learn and other it's because their vision can get damaged.

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Yes i got a phone when i was 6 and now im addicted to my phone i feel like i cant live without my phone and i need it with me so i do believe that if a child get a phone before the age of ten they will be addicted

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I didn't get my first phone till I was 10 and now I am addicted to it. Kids are getting phones when they are 5 and 6. By the time they get to 16 they will be obsessed.

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So what can we do to protect our little brothers and sisters? We live in an ever connected world, and it isn't going anywhere. What is the answer to balancing this new technology and living a normal childhood?


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I agree, because technology is constantly changing and adapting, the when we're young, we're taught the things we're shown. When young kids have their hands on a phone or tablet, they're distracted from what's around them and it distracts them from learning anything new to use when they're much older.

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I think children are more likely to become addicted because they will already have experience. Also having one at so young you could lose discipline from your parents.

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Children are more likely to be attached to their phones before the age of 10 because thats all there used to

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i also think that kids will get addicted to electronics at a young age

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I feel as if children are more likely to get addicted to the internet because there endless amounts of entertainment;There is also tons and tons of valuable information that would be good for a child to learn at such a young age.The parents should put a parental lock on certain websites so that there entertainment but not corruption.

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I agree that children will become addicted to technology before the age of 10 because their minds are still growing and processing a lot of information and with a tablet being placed in their hands, They will grow up thinking that's the only device they can enjoy themselves with.

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all of my nieces and nephews love their electronics and there no older than 9

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Originally Posted by Ronaldo
I agree that children will become addicted to technology before the age of 10 because their minds are still growing and processing a lot of information and with a tablet being placed in their hands, They will grow up thinking that's the only device they can enjoy themselves with.

I like this statement. Their minds ARE still developing! This is a link from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Early Brain Development and Health


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I agree, many children under the age of ten are more susceptible to becoming addicted to mobile devices. At this age children form bonds with things that they can find comfort in. Some kids have imaginary friends, favorite toys, and favorite blankets. With phones and other mobile devices there is this instant gratification we get since a phone can give us what we want instantaneously. This creates a habit of impatient behavior. This can explain why children get mad when the wifi goes down or their phone gets taken away. And this kind of behavior is easier to pick up and develop when a child is at such a young age.

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I believe children's can get addicted on cellular devices. I have a 7yr old brother that can prove it. He's entertainment mostly relies on my moms phone. His mood changes once we tell him it's enough. It's a habit he gets when his mind is so young and later it could only get worse.

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I believe children's can get addicted on cellular devices. I have a 9,7,and 5 yr old cousin that can prove it. they're entertainment mostly relies on my phone. they're mood changes once we tell them it's enough. It's a habit of getting on anything that electronic sometimes we have to put it high up on the stand for they not going to touch it for a few days.

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I think if you jut leave them with the device yes but if you also encourage other activities with it like sports then they should be just fine.

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I can agree because I was not allowed to have electronic devices until I was able to drive. Even though i enjoy spending my free time on my phone or computer, I am not addicted the same way my nephew is. My nephew screams and cries when videos are not being played on a phone or a tablet and he needs it to fall asleep.

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I agree, because all of my little siblings and cousins are addicted to their electronics.

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i completely agree with this my sister got a phone when she was 9 and she never comes off of the dang thing

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This is understandable, as I see my cousins grow up with electronics like phones they seem to become addicted to it and not wanting to let go of there them. As it stands for me I don't see myself really addicted to my phone or game console

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The overwhelming response is that we see the damage this causes. What about the other side? Does anyone feel that children need their own device at an early age? If so, what are your thoughts? Let's explore the flip side of this coin!


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i can agree, because i have a little brother that is very addicted to watching videos on YouTube in his tablet. And he's younger than 10

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Yes i do agree,cause little kids having electronics before the age of 10 and they get addicted to their phones or playing on it or watching videos on youtube .

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yes, because if a child is introduced to something so addictive at such a young age they will always go to it when they don't know anything else to do, me myself i used to always play video games at a young age and was addicted to it because of such the young age i was introduced.

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Yes I do agree with this statement, My younger sister is always on her game console or phone. This is due by, probably being introduced to such things at a young age. I have a similar problem but not as bad, I need to not use my phone as much as I do, and I also need to stop playing video games as much as I do.

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I believe children's can get addicted on cellular devices. I have a 9,3 year old niece and nephew that can prove it. They're entertainment mostly relies on my phone. They mood changes once we tell them it's enough

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