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Multitasking Damages Kids’ Brains and Productivity

November 4, 2015
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Everyone knows there are some issues about multitasking. However, as studies of Stanford University show, multitasking is not only problematic, it can also reasonably reduce your performance and damage your brain.

The issue becomes even more crucial, when it comes to children. The point is that many of them used to combine intellectual activities like doing homework with many distractions like checking social networks, playing mobile games, listening to music etc.

As the researchers have found out, those distracting all the time and switching between many different activities can’t cope with informational stream. As a result, they can’t appropriately pay attention to what they do, can’t recall information, nor perform a task by task effectively.

Due to the nature of our brain, it normally can focus on one thing at a time. Thus, when you try to do two or more things simultaneously, the brain starts lacking capacity to perform any of intended tasks effectively.

That’s why we strongly recommend you to keep an eye on your children when they do homework or are engaged in any other intellectual activity. Monitor their mobile phones and tablets. Either they distract from writing an essay to check a message on Facebook. Read and at the same time listen to music. Or perform their listening assignment and play a game on a smartphone. Control their screen time. Set time limits on apps so they could use gadgets for fun only after homework is ready.

Pumpic will help you handle all of the aforementioned. Even remotely. Make sure your kids are concentrated on appropriate activities and don’t overload their brains with tons of useless information.

Rachel Fowlers
Rachel Flowers is a journalist with a big passion for technologies. She has recently graduated from San Francisco State University and sees herself as a freelance writer. She enjoys blogging about computer and mobile technologies as well as different software. In her free time, she learns coding and foreign languages. Contact .
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