Is the Internet Making Our Children Stupid?

By middle school, children spend more time with digital media than they do with their teachers or even with their parents, according to a recent study. Is the internet a good teacher? Apparently not.

  • In the last decade, the average attention span has dropped from 12 minutes to 5 minutes.
  • 76% of educators say that students expect to find information quickly and easily because of search engines.
  • More than 90% of American children have an online history by age 2.

This infographic visualizes statistics on how much time teenagers are spending on their phones and computers and offers some tips on cutting back.

Source: Social Times

Info from: Retweet by @GiveTreeGifts

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4 thoughts on “Is the Internet Making Our Children Stupid?

  1. Okay, so it started with comics undermining moral character, radio destroying their ability to read, TV destroying everything from brain cells to society (so maybe there is some truth in that one), video games turning them into psychopathic killing machines and now the internet is making them stupid…I think most kids are as smart as their parents bother to help them be…and there’s a lot to be said for what’s in the genes.

    My attention span depends upon what I am paying attention to, e.g. when napping or at beer o’clock I can stay focused for hours.

    ron

  2. Alex Jones says:

    Great advice, common sense.

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