Using different gadgets makes life much easier. It helps in learning, communication and work, as well as in understanding new diverse knowledge and skills. However, adult children should do everything possible not to become dependent on technological devices, to make life more dynamic and social, and to stop the deterioration of vision. Gadgets are technical and electronic devices (mobile phones, tablets, game consoles). German experts have found that living with gadgets leads to hyperstimulation of the brain area that deciphers visual images from various screens (more precisely, leads to fatigue of that part of the brain) and insufficient stimulation of other parts of the brain (ie degradation due to lack of use of other parts of the brain). All this makes the signs of dementia (senility) appear already in young people and even adolescents. Thus, experts introduced the term “digital Alzheimer’s”. Today, this is the main problem of all countries with high-speed internet. The earlier a child gets the gadget the greater the chances and risk of early illness.
- The essence of using gadgets is in balancing and dosing them.
- In children, it is necessary for all systems to develop and grow in a balanced way. Ten hours of playing on the computer is bad. But ten hours a day spent learning, reading, doing sports and other activities, staying in society and nature — is normal. Parents need to establish time frames that will facilitate interaction with the child.
- Children aged 5-7 can spend 30 to 40 minutes a day in front of a computer (mobile phone, etc.). Children aged 7 to 12 can spend an hour to an hour and a half a day. Children over 12 can spend 2 hours a day. A child may flee to the virtual world due to problems with peers or teachers. One should be attentive to the child and help him cope with adversity in real life. Children need to be talked to every day to gain their trust so that the child can say what is bothering him.
Tips for preventing early dementia:
- The shortest recommendation from digital Alzheimer’s comes down to the brain developing evenly and maintaining balance.
- Sport (especially coordination and endurance exercises) will contribute to this. Dancing is good for proper balance development.
- It is important to develop imagination and solve mathematical and technical problems. Hands should be used to the maximum for motor exercises (planting plants, playing with plasticine and clay, etc.)
- Reading printed books and other printed material.
- Playing any musical instrument.
- Socialization-It is important to spend time with people of a close spirit from time to time. Loneliness has a bad effect on the brain because the brain is mostly created for functioning and relationships in the community.