Content Affects Us
In this era of technology, with its raging and regular advancement, internet has changed the way we view our day-to-day life. It plays a rather dominant role in shaping our activities, our behaviours, our views, and our understanding. Researchers have confirmed that the decision-making process amongst adults is significantly based on the digital content they go through in their everyday life. That means something very innate to us, such as our perception, is somehow affected and modified by the content we go through in this online world, be it your social media, your news channels, your streaming content and your google searches. The internet has a say and place in your overall personality and the way you think and perceive things.
The Internet Throughout the Generations
It is worth pondering that if the internet can have such affects on adults in the year 2020, it can have a significant impact on the kids as well. On a generational point of view, Boomers and the Y’s were exposed to the internet in a very later stage of their life or at least after their teenage years. And with the limited access and limited technology, it was not very dependant in those times. But the centennials or the generation – Z have had access to advanced internet from their childhood. Internet is far more accessible, and the technology is far more advanced that the use of internet starts as early as when they are 3 years old. That is the impact of internet on a generational point of view. The fact that there is an impact on the adults in this 21st century, there is no doubt the kids are exposed to an environment which will shape their cognitive and development stages.
One out of three internet users is a child. They go online at an ever-younger age, using a diverse range of devices. They spend more time on the internet and social media, play more online games, and use mobile apps, frequently without supervision by adults. New technologies such as artificial intelligence, increased connectivity, augmented and virtual reality will cause an important shift in the way children engage and interact in society. While the internet offers many opportunities for learning, communication, creativity, and entertainment, it also opens certain risks to vulnerable users such as children.