The emergence of Facebook and other social networks, of course, a positive phenomenon, but … they can communicate with children, which should be taken into account by young parents. Of course, any web resource enriches a child’s life, but, according to a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics, it can be dangerous to mental and physical health.
At a time when the child is in touch, learns a lot of new and useful, spurs creativity of thinking and technical ability, he can quite fulfill the school homework. But the child can stay in front of the computer for a long time, not controlling his actions, which may not be good for his vision, physical activity (the child is in immovable state, instead of running, jumping, playing) and even the amount of daily sleep.
But most importantly, the use of social networks can lead to depression, expose the child to receiving information that is dangerous for his mental health. Therefore, the parents’ mission is to monitor the activities of children both on the Internet and in real life.
Here are the main problems highlighted by the Academy of Pediatrics:
– The phenomenon of “Facebook depression” – the child finds communication on the net when he has a lack of communication in real life or he is rejected by real friends;
– intimidation – hostile or embarrassing information, which can lead not only to loneliness, but also attempts at suicide;
– information that affects self-esteem – about your appearance, etc .;
– information of a sexual nature, it is clear that it can affect the child 8-10 years sharply and even disastrously.
Indeed, the topic of Internet communication is relevant for our time. It is impossible to answer unequivocally, to which the development of Internet technologies (from the point of view of language development) has led to a greater degree
Positive aspects of Internet communication:
1) The ability to communicate with people from all over the world, without the restriction of space-time (in fact, it all comes down to the language barrier, but you can learn the language for free, but not everyone can go to Australia);
2) The availability of distance learning, the exchange of ideas and projects;
3) The way to find people with similar interests, expand the circle of communication.