Every day by taking my train to work, I notice that technology is making more and more place in society. Access to the Internet in 3G-4G and wifi has increased the number of portable electronic devices. Children listen to music on their mobile phones; the older ones treat their emails on their tablets. These new information and communication technologies provoke a craze and a satisfied curiosity. No more reading books place to e-book allowing to read several books, finished the note taking paper place to the touchpad. Many people use these devices on a daily basis; this is ingrained. New technologies represent an undeniable progress. Their contribution is undoubtedly an improvement in living conditions. This creates a fashion effect, i.e., doing “like everybody else”; Have the last device in vogue, inquire about the latest releases. This trend is more seen in the young child having a better device than their classmate. Listening to music, talking with friends on Facebook and doing research for a school assignment at the same time has become commonplace for a child today. Children are currently multitasking; they are “connected.” A young child is born with new technologies, they have taken place in their daily lives. Their mastery over these devices, software is superior to that of their parents. Parents are often overwhelmed by these computer inventions. For this reason, the risk to the health of children can be affected. This lack of control encourages dependence on these new products.
This problem can be oriented towards different subjects, the subject that interests us today is first to analyze the behavior of children about technology and secondly to discuss the risks to the health of these NICTs.
Addiction to NICTs?
Parents unwittingly promote this addiction from an early age by letting their children watch television until late at night. It is easier to restrict access to these technologies to children. Parents buy a mobile phone from their child at an earlier age. As teenagers and increasingly, techniques are more present in everyday life. National education also promotes these technological advances by evaluating students on presentations. These presentations are made through several hours of research on the internet. Internet access not only allows you to study or research. It also allows you to play games, connect to social networks, watch movies, and more. Finally, the business world too uses technology to centralize their documents or perform specific tasks. From an early age until adulthood, today’s children are inevitably led to NICTs.
According to a survey, the first action carried out by children is the consultation of their phone as soon as they wake up. The Internet is not solely responsible for this dependence. Access to all the functionality of a computer on the phone or a tablet has enabled children always to be connected. The realization of games, the application has increased the number of consumers. Portability means having access to everything from anywhere at any time.
In my entourage, I can see the reaction of some young child to the unavailability of their phone. They feel a vast emptiness; it has even become an obsession. For video games, it’s also worse since game consoles have access to the Internet, children’s spend hours playing with their friends.
Children’s today can not do without these devices, their behavior in the face of their unavailability makes them impatient to see nervous. No need to remember that they spend a lot of hours on these tools. As a result, their health may deteriorate physically and psychologically.
What risks to their health ed?
Faced with this high technological consumption, children are exposed to future health problems. The first issue usually encountered is the diminution of visual abilities. I notice that children wear glasses very early. This is confirmed by a survey carried out in France.
As previously said children listen to music via headphones or headphones. Listening to music on a bus is a way of cutting off the world around us and enjoying the moment. A high dose of listening can cause hearing problems.
Some phones have a high specific absorption rate (SAR). The DAS represents an index on the waves emitted by the device. During a telephone conversation, the phone transmits waves. Children are susceptible to these emissions. We notice that they keep their phone close to themselves even during their sleep!
Children are doing less and fewer sports at the expense of their games console. This young child often has problems with weight or even hygiene and are wholly disconnected from reality. They often experience sleep disturbances or do not sleep very much. The youth of today is always tired, nonchalant, and capricious of being accustomed to being inactive.
It is from this that the problem of isolation is felt. Children shut themselves up and believe they are not understood. They live in this vast virtual world. To understand the young child of today, we must take an interest in their world. You can see many TV shows on children. Technology is one of the causes of this discomfort.
The danger of these technologies is not new. It grows day by day. Preventive measures have been put in place to raise parents’ awareness of the use of the Internet and these new tools. For my part, parents will always be overwhelmed by the NICT. Progress is considerably from one year to the next. Until when the parents can catch up, such as the question.