Using a Computer Every Day can Have More Negative than Positive Effects on Young Children- IELTS Writing Task 2
Using a computer every day can have more negative than positive effects on young children. Agree or disagree?
Sentences 1&2 – Mention that this topic has both aspects to discuss using synonyms to create a basic understanding.
Sentence 3 – Mention your stand on the topic.
Paragraph 1 – Talk about the negative impacts of using a computer daily.
Paragraph 2 – Mention that it is usual for children who use the computer daily to get addicted to it.
Paragraph 3 – Acknowledge the flip side of the argument.
Restate your views.
It is seen that the recurring use of computers has more adverse than favourable impacts on children. While I admit that excessive use of computers can harm children in many ways, these gadgets are also crucial for their success; hence we cannot stop them from using computers. I agree with this view and will discuss it in the following paragraphs.
On the one hand, the negative impacts of using a computer daily must be emphasized. Since young children have only acquired vague self-control, they are likely to be addicted to computers, particularly video games. Spending so much time on computer games, they will lose inquisitiveness in studying and cease communicating with their peers. Moreover, their values and outlooks of the natural world might not be well developed once they fall in love with the virtual world, negatively impacting their future.
Furthermore, it is usual for children who use the computer daily to get obsessed with it. If one spends too much time on their computer, they will lose focus on their studies, and their grades will suffer. Teenagers who use the computer for long hours are also more likely to develop health problems like eye problems and obesity because of their sedentary lifestyle. Unbridled screen time can also cause vision problems in children. As a result, using computers for long hours has both physical and psychological effects that would be even more devastating for young children.
On the other hand, in this day and age, when computers are utilized in all spheres of life, it is imprudent to stop children from using them. They need proficiency in computers to find an excellent job in the future. Nowadays, they need to have computers to even score well in examinations. Hence, parents and teachers should encourage moderate use instead of preventing children from using computers. Computers and the internet are a boon to children with their studies if used wisely.
To conclude, “excess of everything is bad” is rightly said, and I acquiesce with it. It is a boon when someone uses the computer within a limit. However, unlimited use of the laptop turned this boon into a bane.
Meaning – occurring again periodically or repeatedly.
Example – My father asked me if I wanted to make a recurring payment.
Meaning – preventing success or development; harmful; unfavourable.
Example – Smoking could have some adverse effects on health.
Meaning – accept something reluctantly but without protest.
Example – Stella seemed to acquiesce in the decision of his mother.
Meaning – a thing that is helpful or beneficial.
Example – Machines are sometimes a boon to humankind.
Meaning – a cause of great distress or annoyance.
Example – Drinking alcohol every day was a bane of his life.
Meaning – not showing care for the consequences of an action; rash.
Example – It would be imprudent to quit your job if you don’t have a backup plan.
Meaning – of uncertain, indefinite, or unclear character or meaning.
Example – I wouldn’t do anything vaguely to ruin my reputation.
Meaning – given to examination or investigation
Example – It especially excited their inquisitiveness after seeing the products.
Meaning – (of a person) tending to spend much time seated; somewhat inactive.
Example – The job of a librarian seems very sedentary.
Meaning – highly destructive or damaging.
Example – It would be devastating for her to let her cat go.