HII! This time by seeing the topic “Computers and Children: A Boon or a Bane” you must be quite aggressive to know that I am in for the motion or in against the motion. But don’t worry just chill I am in for the motion as well as against the motion.
For the MOTION
It is unimaginable to think of a world without computers in the twenty first century. Every aspect of our lives has been taken e- tickets to e-book, from telephone to video conferencing we have moved by leaps and bounds with the help of the revolution in the IT industry. Computers govern our lives. It makes sense therefore to introduce and inculcate computer based learning in our institutions is as early as possible.
Every new technology is viewed with cynicism and doubt. Computers are not different. Parents complain that children get addicted to net surfing and play video games, they surf inappropriate sites and ignore their studies. Such complains are only trifles. Parents and other authority figures should strive to maintain a balance between the hours devoted to study and the hours spent at computers. Regulations and restrictions will also help the children to understand and differentiate between the right and the wrong and also between regular and excess.
One cannot afford to ignore a technology/ medium like computers. Parents and guardians can encourage and motivate children to study with an extra hours at computers being the initiative. Children should be motivated to research healthy life styles and workouts online and to include the same in their lives. They should rest their eyes every fifteen minutes while working on computers.
(AGAINST THE MOTION)
Now my opinion is that computers are a bane. In the name of technology, everything has been reduced to computers.Children do not go to libraries anymore and take the information available online for granted. There is no hard work or effort involved that would help them retain the lessons. It is perfectly easy for them to go online and copy-paste whatever information they seek. Moreover the content that is available online is not verified most of the time.
Children also access sites that contain violent or inappropriate content which they seek to replicate in real life. At such an impressionable age, their young minds are polluted with vulgar content. Teenagers, these days, throng the social networking sites and spend all their time trying to maintain their popular or “hot” or “cool” status there. Parents and guardians turn a blind eye and blame the school authorities. It is a serious matter that needs to be addressed.
This much by me.
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