The Internet Reduces Children’s Attention Spans

Jun 21, 2013 by

At the Taihu School, we try to help children calm down and learn how to focus their minds on one task. We feel that excessive internet usage leads to exactly the opposite result, including superficial thinking, but until now we did not have many materials stating these obvious observations with eloquence. However, Nicholas Carr,  author of “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains,” explains in this video how the internet is influencing our thought processes and attention spans in these negative ways. It leads to a perpetual state of distraction and interruption that crowds out quiet, contemplative, calmer modes of thinking which are necessary to help you build knowledge. Watch:

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