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

Research Article

The Influence of Internet on Gadget on the Development of Children's Social and Emotional Development

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.3-11-2018.2285748,
        author={Kamtini Kamtini and H. Wardi and D. Maya and H.P. Tambunan},
        title={The Influence of Internet on Gadget on the Development of Children's Social and Emotional Development},
        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 negative impact the role of parents},
        doi={10.4108/eai.3-11-2018.2285748}
    }
    
  • Kamtini Kamtini
    H. Wardi
    D. Maya
    H.P. Tambunan
    Year: 2019
    The Influence of Internet on Gadget on the Development of Children's Social and Emotional Development
    ACEIVE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.3-11-2018.2285748
Kamtini Kamtini1,*, H. Wardi1, D. Maya1, H.P. Tambunan1
  • 1: Faculty of Education, Universitas Negeri Medan, Medan, Indonesia
*Contact email: kamtini01@unimed.ac.id

Abstract

The child is a future investment that needs to be stimulated its development from an early age. Brain cells that possessed by children from birth will not be able to develop optimally if not given proper stimulus and support for its development. Children are very sensitive to human’s acts. Children will be able to mimic or follow everything he/she saw without studying it. At times the media gadget is now very popular among the public, including children. In other words, the gadget isn’t harmful if it’s introduced to the children in only fleeting or for educational purposes. However, nowadays gadget is one of the media that parents make to calm child so they won’t disturb their parents’ work. It would have been very sad for the children of the world in terms of social, they will tend to be more subdued and prefer to be alone in doing everything. In terms of the emotion of the child will be more like getting angry and sometimes want to cry or whine when his wish was not fulfilled. They reasoned that action is more secure and easy to supervise the activities of the children. But they haven't thought of the influence of media on the children’s’ development of the habit of playing gadget. A lot of the negative effects that will arise among them: will be difficult to socialize, slow in development of motoric, and a significant change in behavior. So, it is very important the role of parents to supervise, control and pay attention to all activities of the child.