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The impression of the parent/children relationship and the stimulus of digital gadgets on it is molding the relationship and its outcome on the socio-economic factor. Past research tells us about the amount of digital media use and the effect on a child’s negative behavior (Radesky, Schumacher & Zuckerman, 2015). The preference for using digital technology at home and the negative impacts on society have increased in a very short time.
Another factor is the usage of television and its impact on children. Nowadays, children under the age of three most likely spend time in front of the television. Studies have been done to evaluate the mental development of kids in different age groups and the parental mental development with the kid’s IQ and maternal knowledge (Zimmerman & Christakis, 2005). American academy of pediatrics did a study where they suggested that children two or younger should not be allowed to use any technological items, media handheld devices, and any other media devices.
For this purpose, many studies have made efforts to get results and solve the issue. One research, as a cross-sectional study was done, gave the result that children from urban areas were mostly exposed to the technology items (Kabali et.al, 2015). Every kid had a device at the early age of 4. These kids were from lower-income families.
The influence of mobile devices and other items has a large impact on the brought of a child. It also impacts the behavior of a child from an early age. In the past, a child at the age of 4 did not know what a mobile looked like, and nowadays, every kid knows it better than the elders. It also affects the behavior of a child when he/she has to interact with the parents and other people. However, this is a social issue that should be resolved in order to the betterment of society.
Kabali, H. K., Irigoyen, M. M., Nunez-Davis, R., Budacki, J. G., Mohanty, S. H., Leister, K. P., & Bonner, R. L. (2015). Exposure and use of mobile media devices by young children. Pediatrics, 136(6), 1044-1050.
Radesky, J. S., Schumacher, J., & Zuckerman, B. (2015). Mobile and interactive media use by young children: the good, the bad, and the unknown. Pediatrics, 135(1), 1-3.
Zimmerman, F. J., & Christakis, D. A. (2005). Children’s television viewing and cognitive outcomes: a longitudinal analysis of national data. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 159(7), 619-625.