Doctors understand that the introduction of gadgets do not stop, but fear for the childrens health
Russian doctors realize that teaching students is not without bright stationery and modern technical devices – from a laptop to a smartphone. However, doctors are concerned that the use of gadgets, as well as low-quality office supplies could adversely affect the health of children, reports RIA "Novosti".
Modern technology that is used in the learning process of students, on the one hand, give teachers to more clearly demonstrate the training material, on the other hand, increase the burden on the child, the head of Institute of hygiene and health of children and adolescents Research Center for Childrens Health Vladislav Kuchma. p>
Many educators welcome the use of laptops in the classroom. "But the laptop is not suitable for children, because there is a fixed keyboard and screen, it is close to the eyes, it can not be removed at the optimal distance, because the laptop keyboard is not suited to the childs hand. Neither in terms of ergonomics (devices workplace for the safest and most efficient labor), or in terms of Ophthalmology laptop is not acceptable for a child, especially as a tool for learning, "- said Vladislav Kuchma. p>
The same applies to the use of smartphones. "You saw the kids are watching a movie? They injected them into your smartphone and watch a boring classroom or during a break on the small screen size of your palm," – said the head of the research institute. From a technical point of view, doctors have no claims against developers tablets and smartphones. However, the problem is that children use them continuously, said Kuchma. Expert on childrens health is sure that the schools have to tell me how and how much time can be used by various devices in a healthy way.
Any serious research on the impact of readers (devices for reading electronic books) are not carried out, Kuchma also said. "The developers did not anticipate that it will study a book that will be in every childs backpack," – said the doctor. Russias chief sanitary doctor Gennady Onishchenko also said that e-books and tablets are not fully understood, but denied that the future of these devices, it is meaningless.
"E-books – it is a new thing, I could not say that it is very much regulated. course, the temptation to load the entire curriculum of a year at the flat plastic object that weighs about a kilogram – a good idea. This facilitates in terms of physical activity on the child. Another thing – as far as in relation to the visual work "- said Onishchenko. p>
Chief Ophthalmologist Health Ministry of Russia Vladimir Nero noted that during the study, many students deteriorating eyesight, including the misuse of children by modern devices. First, the loss of vision in children is due to the long visual load, and secondly – because of improper location of the computer screen or laptop, and misuse of the room. According to the chief ophthalmologist, in primary school e-books, for example, is no more than 15 minutes a day, and in the senior – no more than two hours.