In modern times, with the development of technology, not only adults but also children are using notebooks, smartphones, televisions, etc. In connection with this, the dangerous disease called “mental degeneration” has spread all over the world. It is highly likely that someone around you has contracted this disease!
According to the research conducted by scientists in 2007, it was confirmed that children have poor memory, lack of self-control, poor cognitive skills, and more emotional disturbances. A study of children who were constantly using digital devices, or devices of various kinds, showed changes in their brains that “occurred during or after a brain injury.”
The results of the study showed that a seven-year-old European child spent one year of his life in front of the TV, and an 18-year-old child spent four years of his life in front of the TV. The brain needs to be developed and fed. What we do with our own mind is the most important step in brain development. British psychologist professor Tanya Byron said, “What children learn by thinking and solving problems for themselves is the most important thing for them and the main step in developing their brains.”
Since 1970, the radius of children’s play and development has decreased by 90%, and everything has moved to the mobile screen. Children have forgotten how to play outside, run in the rain, talk to each other, etc. They are focused on smartphones all day long.
Susan Greenfield said that children today prefer to sit at home watching TV rather than go outside and talk to friends and family. Never forget that experiencing the environment in real life, not through a phone, is good for children’s brain and brain function.
In addition, children need to get enough sleep, but unfortunately, modern children are so engrossed that they cannot get up in time once they sit in front of the computer. Thus, with insufficient sleep, the child’s thinking ability deteriorates.
How does the electronic world and various devices affect our children’s brains? you might ask. First, being on the Internet all the time limits your ability to interact with the outside world, and you don’t get enough information to develop your brain. These include: self-monitoring, problem solving, etc.
Children often find it easier to find information on the Internet because their ability to locate information is greatly reduced. Because of this, memory problems arise. Can you believe that today’s 11-year-old child is doing the same tasks as an 8-9-year-old child 30 years ago? “Electronic networks and technology are likely to make the human brain like a child’s brain, reacting only to bright lights and sounds.
I’m afraid that they won’t be able to focus on anything, they’ll just live in the moment,” said Susan Greenfield. But you can save your children! Limit the amount of time he can use things like smartphones and computers. Only Steve Jobs does not allow his children to use iPads at all, and other types of devices are prohibited from being used on weekends and at night.
Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of the American magazine “Wired” and one of the creators of 3D Robotics, also limits the time of use of various devices. He follows the golden rule of not using any type of device in the bedroom. “I have had problems with Internet addiction, so I don’t want my children to go through this,” he said.
The son of the founders of Blogger and Twitter spends only one hour a day on the Internet, while the family of the director of outCast Agency uses smart devices only 30 minutes a day.
Here’s how to save your child from the “danger of mental retardation”. Therefore, we hope that you will be very thoughtful in this regard and implement this advice starting today.