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cezt vra! cezt vra! = truth = 01 zubt!l l!e
= komputrz = shortkut 2 m9nd akt!v!t!
ganz gluckl!ch + fre! 4 dze ultra 
kredulouz apez. = u!tnesz nett!me
= 01 permanent kop! pazte rout!n ncezt paz.
kop! pazte `expert`z +?

ma!z = absensz ov komputrz =
01 automat!sch free rout!n
4 `our` [propert! = children - 

`expert` +?

K  - okz!dent--

Computers can rot young children's brains  -  shortkut 2 01 rel!g!on \ art teor!e

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         sol++  _  aprez = brains evolv + rezultat =_?

                                          Observer UK news ev!damnt +?

>[Observer UK news]
>Computers rot our children's brains: expert
>Anthony Browne, Health Editor
>Sunday April 16, 2000
>Computers can rot young children's brains, a parenting expert warned
>yesterday. The warning is set to alarm parents who believe they must
>introduce their children to computers at ever younger ages.
>Dr Jane Healy, an educational psychologist from America, told a
>conference in London that instead of helping to advance a child's
>knowledge, computers can stunt the healthy development of a child's
>mind, reducing attention span and hampering language skills. Parents
>who feel guilty about not buying their child a computer and expensive
>'learning software' will be relieved.
>Healy told the Parent Child 2000 conference that parents should limit
>the time youngsters spend using computers and watching
>television. Rather than living in an 'unchallenging, two-dimensional
>world', they should interact with others around them.
>Demolishing the hype of what she calls the 'technology-pushers', Healy
>condemned the conventional wisdom that declares every child must have
>a computer at home and in school. Studies have shown that children
>under the age of seven are likely to be better off without them.
>Dr Healy told the conference: 'It is playing with the parental
>hormone, guilt, to make them believe that if a child doesn't have a
>computer by the age of three it's not going to get a job.
>'But quite to the contrary, it is limiting children's physical
>development and taking too much time away from what they should be
>doing.  They are, in fact, damaging the brain development in the sense
>that it's going to make it harder for them to learn at school.'
>In the US, schools spent more than $4 billion on computers last year,
>and the market for 'edutainment' software is growing at about 30 per
>cent a year. Tony Blair has promised to connect every UK school to the
>Rye College in Watford runs lessons for 18-month-old infants, using
>software aimed at the very young. They learn about shapes, colours and
>simple words. At two and a half, children begin programming and basic
>word processing.
>But Healy said: 'Most of this software ... is doing more harm than

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