Using a computer every day can have more negative than positive effects

IELTS Writing Task 2 with sample answer.

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

Using a computer every day can have more negative than positive effects on your children.

Do you agree or disagree?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

Model Answer:

Today’s computer has become an integral part of our everyday life. It has already changed our children’s life as well. While this is an amazing technology to enjoy and to use in learning it has also unseen effects on our children. However, the question is one of hot topics at the moment and there is huge difference in opinion as to whether computer can have more negative than positive impacts on our children. In this instance, I am of the opinion that its demerits outweigh its advantages.

Sedentary children with too much computer time may experience developmental and neurological delays and some of which can turn into permanent. Moreover, many children suffer from increased heart and breathing rates, and overloaded sensory system, which may translate to stress and perhaps more serious diseases and disorders over time. According to ‘KidsHealth’, another physical compliant among computer users, as a result of overuse of wrist, is carpal tunnel syndrome.

Similarly, behavioral issues are also a great concern. Children need to acquire interpersonal skill and that is not really possible with the, often anonymous, structure of online interaction. Becoming dependent on computer your children can hide their real-life problem they might experience. In addition, children who are used to learning at computer speed very often struggle to pay attention in the classroom.

Children who often play computer games that are based on violence and war themes might develop a negative mentality. These games are often accused to affect these kids’ psychology and violent activities among children can be a cause of their addition of computer games.

Children who spend too much time on computer and electronic gadgets become less social. They spend almost zero hours on outdoor activities and as a result obesity has become common among this technophile generation.

To sum up, in this computer era, no one can think a single day without computer. Therefore, in order to avoid above mentioned drawbacks, we need to guide our children so that they can use computer correctly and effectively.