Technology has been an ever-growing power and phenomenon in our modern century. It has changed the scope of understanding and learning, bringing knowledge and information to the tip of our fingers. However, the power this has given us has affected our instinctive and compulsive strength while harming our physical and psychological state of being.

When looking specifically at the impact of technology on students at a developing age, there has been profound evidence and studies presenting the pros and cons of implementing and incorporating technology. We must understand that technology is changing and accelerating at speed never before recorded. This change is not something we as humans have been able to adapt to at a steady and healthy rate; instead, we have developed unhealthy habits and caused damage to our psychological health while drastically neglecting our physical requirements.

Before diving into the cons of technology and its impacts on education, we must appreciate the positive impact which it has had. While we may think education without technology may be more beneficial than without, it has supported understanding and interactiveness by connecting the link between understanding and implementing knowledge. Technology has been able to link knowledge and understanding, creating a more empirical and practical outlook that is more grounded in the changing and developing world around us. Thus, while technology has been a biological shock to the traditional mode of perception, its implementation in education has somewhat taken a progressive route in creating a nearer and more understandable future.

The negative aspect of integrating technology and education can be seen through the studies that try to understand the correlation between screen time and neurological impact on the human mind. Specifically during developing ages, technology can affect the child’s emotional, social and physical health as it alters the development of expression and communication of emotions which are so fundamental. This is because technology alters and competes with our limits and capacity for multitasking; thus, it becomes a form of pressure on the developing mind and is used as a relief and escape when it is preferred over the dominant task, which cannot be balanced.