Breaking News
The Student News Site of Santa Rosa Academy

The Lasso

The Student News Site of Santa Rosa Academy

The Lasso

The Student News Site of Santa Rosa Academy

The Lasso

The Ipad Kid Generation and Reading Books

The iPad Kid Generation is part of the Gen Alpha era, which is a subsection of the people who were born from 2010 to 2024. The Gen Alpha era is promoted as the “screen-loving kids.” With some iPads being discontinued, parents are struggling to get their children outside or read books.

“These parents are the ones to blame. I was happy without iPads as a kid,” Junior Kenna gives her take on the “iPad kid generation”. Unfortunately, kids are no longer going outside to play with their friends or toys or to enjoy the day outside. Now with the upgrades of iPads, kids are spending less and less time outside, and more time on their devices. The countless hours that these kids are spending their time on the iPads, they could be doing things productively. Walthall also says, “ My mom would force me to read two chapters of a book if I even wanted to use an iPad… playing with toys or outside sounded better.

iPad kid screaming when their device is being taken away; no interest in toys (Shutterstock)

As these kids are growing up, more and more of these kids are attached to their phones, and less and less are reading books. In the early ages of childhood, the importance of the development of the brain is vital; as kids continue to use their time on their phones and iPads. Reading gives these children a sense of development in the brain and it also helps with their process of languages. Reading books, children involves and uses the child to use their imagination and makes the kid involved. While being on the pad may promote the same thing, but these iPads also have their problematic actions toward kids.

my baby cousin was upset I took a picture of her, while she was on the iPad (Ema Ulrick)

Studies have shown that the longer the child is on the iPad the more the kid can experience headaches or strains in their vision; this can also prolong exposure from the iPad’s screen that can disrupt the body’s circadian rhythm, which can lead to disorders. There are also concerns showing that excessive amounts of time on the screen can cause attentional problems, childhood obesity, or even issues with cognitive development and language skills.

Kids from zero to eight 28% of the time, the kid is on their devices, this is only a quarter of the data collected. On mobile social media, about 52% of kids have access to electronic devices at home, which is more than half of the kids without access to electronic devices. Although iPads can be a source of knowledge and information, iPads are probably not the best course of action for education sometimes.
*insert the picture

This generation depends on the ability of their phones too much; though there can be good information that can be credited from the internet. Some information requires you to have your own opinions, this is all the process of growing up. The more experience you gain as a person, the more opinions and decisions you can make for yourself.

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Lasso

Your donation will support the student journalists of Santa Rosa Academy. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
About the Contributor
Ema Ulrick
Ema Ulrick, Staff Writer
Born in Santa Ana, Ema moved to Canyon Hills and attends SRA as a junior. She uses her self-sufficient people skills and kind attitude to participate in journalism. Her favorite show is “Saw” and her favorite movie is “The Conjuring”, she aspires to be an actress in the future. Her hobbies include: drawing, volleyball, watching movies, and hanging out with her friends and family. (Fun fact she has a twin that attends SRA!) She can be described as humorous, artsy, and while shy at first when she warms up to you. She is a great friend that you can count on! She enjoys many types of music but her current favorite is Hip-Hop.
Donate to The Lasso

Comments (0)

All The Lasso Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *