In my earlier post, How Social Media Affects Your Intelligence, I explained how social media can actually make you smarter. Due to the fact that children are now growing up with unlimited access to the internet and more and more young people are getting addicted to social media, becoming smarter may see difficult. And let’s face it, there’s no way to hide children from the internet so they are bound to be exposed to things online that hinder their cognitive development. Teachers, however, can provide children with the opportunity to learn the right tools and skills to optimize their time online so that children can actually benefit from internet exposure.
This infograph describes the ways in which children will grow and learn if taught to use internet time wisely: