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Jun 12 2021
Running Head: CHILD DEVELOPMENT 1
CHILD DEVELOPMENT 13
SOCIAL MEDIA AFFECT ON CHILDREN’S LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
This report examines about the social media as a cu
ent issue that affects children’s learning and development in Australian primary schools today. Social media affects the day-to-day behaviour of many children, as they all are social beings, value connection, and human interactions. This study concerns about the social media impact on learning and development. A systematic review has done to gain the understanding of the social media influence and how potential effects can be reduce. The report consist introduction that describes about the issue and the relevant use theories. It proceed with findings where key points of issues, factors contributing to the issue and its potential effects in relation to child’s learning and development in primary school of Australia have been explained. The report ends with recommendation part focuses on the practices primary school can adhere to manage the impact of social media in child’s development.
Table of Contents
Executive Summary 2
Key Points of the Issue 6
Factors Contributing to the Issue 7
Potential Effects of the Issue in relation to Children’s Learning and Development in the Primary School Setting 8
Conclusion and Recommendations 10
Social media is the rapid evolving platform that allows one to share information, communicate, and share all kind of audio, video and written content. The versatility of social media has allowed a new cultural paradigm that affects how technology and businesses are drive while at the same time, changing the way people interact. As technology integrates itself into our lives, it is safe to say that society will see changes in the way our daily lives function. The younger generations are at the forefront of this change. Today, social media is a bank of information and education that is easily accessible at the tip of our fingers. The major side effect of social media is, it is addictive in nature.
Experts believe that the ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ system affects the reward centre in the
ain, which is highly sensitive during adolescence. These effect the day-to-day behaviour of many children as they all are social beings, value connection, and human interactions. Many students totally rely on the accessibility of information on social media specifically and the web in general to provide answers. It shows that, it reduced focus on learning and retaining information. The more time students spend on social sites, the less time they spend socializing in person.
Because of the lack of body signals and other nonve
al cues, like tone and inflection, social networking sites are not an adequate replacement for face-to-face communication (Ben-Joseph, 2018). Students who spend a great deal of time on social networking are less able to effective communicate in person. Many a student do multi-tasking while learning and studying, the checking of social media (because it is addictive) reduces child’s academic performance and also their ability to concentrate on any task. Children’s thinking capacity has restricted to certain limits.
As a student, it is a part of the human
ain development, to think and experience things. The social media has made this easy and children can get easy accessibility of the information anytime. Social media has weakened the natural thinking process. Social media is just a tool that helps people to make their lives easy. However, it seems like its controlling child’s life (Velicu & Marinescu,2019). Social media affects the confidence of the child, when child sees things on social media; it made him/her to have that thing also. The non-availability of the thing made the child less confident and deprived.
Two theories discussed in this report - Bronfen
enner’s ecological theory and the Bowlby’s Attachment Theory. Bronfen
enner’s ecological theory describes about the relation between the inherent qualities of the child and the environment that influences the growth of the child. The theory focuses on the importance of child’s study in multiple environments. According to this theory, child lives in ecological system, this system includes – schools, home, society and cultural. Every place has its own importance and influences the wholesome development of the child.
enner’s ecological theory divided into five systems around the child. Microsystem, it includes siblings. This system is the most critical one; it influences child’s behaviour; and what child would get in return. Second system is mesosystem, consists of parents, close friends and peer group. The theory says that of parent is actively involved in child’s friend, for example, inviting them on house or birthday parties. It affects positively. Third system is exosystem, it consists the group of indirect people who influences the child’s development. People prefer extended family members or parents’ workplace colleagues. The last two systems are macrosystem and chronosystem. macro system consists of cultural values and dominant beliefs...