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Negative Impacts of Technology on Children Health Problems The technology is causing many health issues in children. The surveys conducted from time to time tell that due to increasing use of gadgets, children are suffering from the health problems like back pain, weak eyesight etc. Due to less physical activities, the fatness is common to see in today’s children. Social Relationship Technological gadgets have posed a bad impact on social relationships. Children are addicted to gadgets. They don’t have time to sit with their parents and to spend some good time with them. They prefer to connect with their friends and relatives via text messaging, chatting etc., rather than meeting them actually. Means, they are connected with others in the virtual world, but not in the real world. Poor Academic Performance Technology has been found to have its negative impact on academic performance on most of children. There are many technological gadgets to which children are addicted. They waste their valuable time on these silly gadgets without worrying about the studies. This is resulting in their poor academic performance. Negative Impact on Character This is one of the biggest problems created by growing technology. Children are future of our country, our world. The sad thing is that due to increasing technology, children have been found going away from their moral values. Internet is working as curse for children’s character. Rather than using Internet in productive manner, children use it as source of adult content. Negative Impact on Writing Skills Writing is an art which every person must own. Technology has its negative effect on writing skills of children. Standard English is not used in the text messaging, chatting. While writing text messages, no one cares about the spelling, punctuation and grammar. This is resulting in poor writing skills of children. Well, it is quite clear that there are more bad impacts than the positive impacts of technology on children. In fact, the positive or negative effects of any particular thing depend on how we use it. By limiting the involvement of technology in children’s life, we can easily bring an end to all negative impacts listed above. ANVI SHETTY 3 A