Computers hurting children’s development?

The growing use of computers in schools can be hazardous to the education of young children, suggests a report done for the right-wing think-tank Frontier Centre For Public Policy.

Time spent in front of a computer could be better spent learning basic literacy skills and interacting with the teacher, says the four-page brief.

“In terms of thinking just of common sense … that’s just a lot of teaching time that you can lose,” said study author Michael Zwaagstra, who has a master’s degree in education and teaches high school social studies in Steinbach, Man. (link)

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2 Responses to “Computers hurting children’s development?”


  1. 1 intuitivelyobvious February 27, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Well, dah.

    Not only that…the verdict is still out on the affect using a computer from pre-school to death is going to have on vision, carpal-tunnel syndrome occurances at a younger age, and who knows what other health issues.


  1. 1 Computers hurting children’s development? Trackback on February 26, 2008 at 10:09 am

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