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

Research Article

Avoiding Gadget Addiction in Children by Helping Children to Develop Talents and Interests

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.3-11-2018.2285698,
        author={Vidya Dwi Amalia Zati and Faisal  Faisal and Srinahyanti  Srinahyanti and Rafael Lisinus Ginting},
        title={Avoiding Gadget Addiction in Children by Helping Children to Develop Talents and Interests},
        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 addiction talent interest},
        doi={10.4108/eai.3-11-2018.2285698}
    }
    
  • Vidya Dwi Amalia Zati
    Faisal Faisal
    Srinahyanti Srinahyanti
    Rafael Lisinus Ginting
    Year: 2019
    Avoiding Gadget Addiction in Children by Helping Children to Develop Talents and Interests
    ACEIVE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.3-11-2018.2285698
Vidya Dwi Amalia Zati1,*, Faisal Faisal1, Srinahyanti Srinahyanti1, Rafael Lisinus Ginting1
  • 1: Faculty of Education, Universitas Negeri Medan, Indonesia
*Contact email: vdaz_1312@yahoo.com

Abstract

Technology plays important role in people’s lives. Since gadgets are popular in children, it brings both positive and negative impacts for children. The serious negative impact is causing gadget addiction in children. This problem needs to be solved soon in order to avoid further negative impacts in the future, like health issues, social isolation, lack of interest in studying and negative impact on character. One of the effective ways to avoid gadget addiction is by helping children to develop their talents and interests to prevent children from gadgets overuse. Both parents and teachers have essential role in solving this problem. Both of them should provide positive activities that lead children to discover and develop their talents and interests