Buried Treasure: The Impact of Computer Use on Young Childrenâ€™s Social, Cognitive, Language Development and Motivation
ncreasingly, young children are being exposed to computers at home and at school despite disagreement regarding the appropriateness and potential impact of technology on young childrenâ€™s development. Many views that predominant the debates lack empirical support and are too broad in their scope. This study examines the existing empirical studies from 1985-2004 on the impact of computer use on preschoolerâ€™s social, cognitive, language development and motivation. Findings are discussed within the framework of social and cognitive theories by Erikson, Piaget, and Vygotsky.