How can I find information about the impact of technology on children?
Last Updated: Aug 29, 2023     Views: 299

To find information about how technology impacts children, you can start your search in Opposing Viewpoints in Context. This can be found under the Research Databases heading in the middle of the library page.

Copy and paste the following into the search box:

technology AND children AND impact

This will result in an overview of the topic and limiters immediately below with different types of content, such as Viewpoints for pro/con type articles, Magazines, or Reference. Once a content type is selected, you can click on the Subjects box on the right side of the page to further narrow results.

Also, try these searches separately: 

technology AND children AND consequence

"social media" AND adolescents

You can try similar searches in both EBSCOhost and ProQuest. Keep in mind this will typically result in many articles. You can use the limiters on the left to help narrow the results.

Think of synonyms or related terms you can use in the search, such as:

  • television
  • internet
  • movies or films
  • video games
  • social media or social networks

Tip: As you type technology AND children in the search box, suggested topics will be listed in a drop-down menu from the search box. You can scroll down and select one to see those results.

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