Proceedings of the 2nd EAI Bukittinggi International Conference on Education, BICED 2020, 14 September, 2020, Bukititinggi, West Sumatera, Indonesia

Research Article

Gadget on Children Language Development

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.14-9-2020.2305667,
        author={Erisa  Kurniati and Muhammad  Zaim and Jufrizal  Jufrizal and Jufri  Jufri},
        title={Gadget on Children Language Development},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd EAI Bukittinggi International Conference on Education, BICED 2020, 14 September, 2020, Bukititinggi, West Sumatera, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={BICED},
        year={2021},
        month={3},
        keywords={gadget; children language development},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-9-2020.2305667}
    }
    
  • Erisa Kurniati
    Muhammad Zaim
    Jufrizal Jufrizal
    Jufri Jufri
    Year: 2021
    Gadget on Children Language Development
    BICED
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-9-2020.2305667
Erisa Kurniati1,*, Muhammad Zaim1, Jufrizal Jufrizal1, Jufri Jufri1
  • 1: Universitas Batanghari Jambi, Indonesia
*Contact email: erisa.kurniati@unbari.ac.id

Abstract

The research is discussed about the concept of gadget, children language development, and the negative impact of gadget to children language development. This research is a theoretical study that examines theories related to gadgets and language development in children then describes the results in the form of narrative writing. The results showed that at this time, many children's toys already have high technology so that they can still make themselves cool even when they are alone. Plus if the child has busy parents, gadgets will usually be given to keep the child calm and absorbed in themselves for quite a long time. But apparently, this habit can bring bad effects to children's language development. The negative impacts include (1) Risk of radiation exposure, (2) Addiction, (3) Slow to understand the lesson, and, (4) The risk of abusing gadgets. The negative impact resulted in verbal interactions between children and parents and the surrounding areas became more and less neurological and this resulted in children's language skills not developing by their growth. Therefore parents need the supervision of the child when using a gadget, not even giving it if it is not under the child's developmental age.