With the highly development of internet, electronic devices become more and more popular and prevalent. As the big data era coming, internet has become a part of people’s life. There are no longer complicate processes to use the internet product. Therefore, not only for adults, even young kids can use them very well nowadays. They provide a “window” for children to learn knowledge and expand the horizon. However, at the same time, there are problem caused by no limited using internet products.
One of the most serious problem is Internet addition, which is a global problem.In South Korea, “Up to 30 percent of South Koreans under 18, or about 2.4 million people, are at risk of Internet addiction, said Ahn Dong-hyun, a child psychiatrist at Hanyang University in Seoul who just completed a three-year government-financed survey of the problem.” As you see, the South Korean is suffering serious internet addiction problem. Therefore, the national government has generated a program to help children and teenagers “go outside” the internet. There are two parts of this program curriculum design: one is education training, and the other one is the activities training. The object of education training is awaking children’s cognition about the internet. Teenagers who addict on internet cannot realize it is a bad thing for them, so helping them to better understanding the disadvantages of addicting on the internet will solve the problem from the root. In addition, the activities training will help children join the outsides activities, like paying the sports and communicating with people. Thought it is too early to conclude weather this program has dramatically effect to cope the internet addiction, it is a good attempt for the South Korean government to cure internet addition kids.
The other controversy problem about electronic devices is whether young children should be allowed to use electronic devises at class. It is obvious the disadvantages of using electronic products at school are overwhelming that the advantages of it. For example, many kids are addicting themselves on the computer games. This distracts their attention from teachers and class. Also, some kids are addicting on social media that makes them live in a fiction world a loss the ability to communicate with people in real life. So far, many European countries have enacted policies or lawyer to forbidden students carry electronic devices on school. For example, in 2016, Italy overturned its own ban on phones in school and Education Minister Valeria Fedeli has said that smartphones “are an extraordinary tool to facilitate learning.” “In the German state of Bavaria, a ban was put in place on the use of phones on school grounds in 2006 after police found pornography and violent images on devices seized from students in two different towns. But that ban is being challenged and the policy may be modified this year.” It is reasonable to ban cellphone or laptop on class, because the research shows students will have better academic performance without using cellphones and laptops on class.
In conclusion, it is the time to find some ways to protect our next generation away from the “toxin” of the Internet.