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Are Children Smarter (or more socialized) because of the Internet?

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Transcript of Are Children Smarter (or more socialized) because of the Internet?

Summary and Recommendations
- Internet use is growing drastically, and children should understand how to use it effectively
- Children of this generation have already started to use and understand the internet at a very young age
- Internet has allowed the youth of our generation to enhance their learning experiences by using tools that were not commonly available to previous generations

- should be encouraged to use the internet as it teaches us self -directed learning and develops online reading and comprehension skills
Are Children Smarter (or more socialized) because of the Internet?
Children are Smarter
The Internet is Everywhere
Understanding the Internet at a Young Age
- Quick adaptation to its use; at age two a child can take a cellphone and access the internet, or get on a computer and play an online game

- As technology advances, children getting smarter

- Their curiosity and ability to absorb information has allowed them to access means of information and understand topics that they normally would not

- Developing online reading and comprehension skills is important since the internet has become such a huge aspect of our lives, and will only continue to grow
Learning Online
Self - Directed Learning
- Can find information about anything they wish to learn more about online

- Many students use the internet to clarify lessons learned in class

Online Educational Resources
- Teachers encourage students to use reputable online sources to find more information on topics

- Many teachers also post lessons online so students can access them at any point

- A learning tool that was not commonly used in previous generations
The Internet
- Provides a vast library of knowledge and opportunities

- Use has grown drastically over the years

- Provides a network to millions of businesses, schools
governments, and various other people.

- Has had great impact on youth of our society

- Growing use has created much debate on whether it has a positive or negative impact on children.
- Amount of information provided by the internet has increased youth’s knowledge and made them smarter

- Children at a very young age can function devices that we have only recently begun to use.

- Encourages children to be more self-directed learners; it has everything they need to know.

- Electronic communication is something that will continue to grow, and understanding it now will only create more opportunities for the future.
- Pretty much everything is done online, from banking to shopping to finding information

- Children are often seen helping their elders with with the of use of the internet

- The world is evolving and a lot if it involves the internet.

- Once they understand how to use search engines, they can find information on anything they need.

- The ease of access to information has allowed the children of this generation to be smarter than the children of previous generations.
Source: Government of Canada, Statistics Canada

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