Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference of Engineering and Implementation on Vocational Education (ACEIVE 2018), 3rd November 2018, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Research Article

Influence of Gadget: A Positive and Negative Impact of Smartphone Usage for Early Child

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.3-11-2018.2285692,
        author={Srinahyanti Srinahyanti and Yasaratodo Wau and Imelda Free Unita Manurung and Nur Arjani},
        title={Influence of Gadget: A Positive and Negative Impact of Smartphone Usage for Early Child},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference of Engineering and Implementation on Vocational Education (ACEIVE 2018), 3rd November 2018, North Sumatra, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ACEIVE},
        year={2019},
        month={7},
        keywords={gadget usage children technology parent role},
        doi={10.4108/eai.3-11-2018.2285692}
    }
    
  • Srinahyanti Srinahyanti
    Yasaratodo Wau
    Imelda Free Unita Manurung
    Nur Arjani
    Year: 2019
    Influence of Gadget: A Positive and Negative Impact of Smartphone Usage for Early Child
    ACEIVE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.3-11-2018.2285692
Srinahyanti Srinahyanti1,*, Yasaratodo Wau1, Imelda Free Unita Manurung1, Nur Arjani1
  • 1: Faculty of Education, Universitas Negeri Medan, Medan, Indonesia
*Contact email: sdzlaffer@gmail.com

Abstract

Technology is an important part of human life. Gadgets are a kind of technology that most widely used by humans. Theseinclude smartphones, tablets, iphone, blackberries, laptops and more others. Not only used for communication, gadgetsalso become a trend in today’s cultures for life and knowledge. All information and daily activities such as shopping, payment and entertainment are provided by this device. Users of gadgets are very heterogeneous, from old peopleto young child. Many researchers believe that the use of gadgets can have an impact on the growth and development of early childhood. This paper presents the impact gadget usage in early childhood and it also describes parent's role to prevent children from the negative effects of gadget usage.