The Negative Effects of Smart Phones on the Jordanian Children from the Perspective of Parents

  • Fatima Abdelhadi Zainelabdin Assistant Professor, Amman University College for Financial and Administrative Sciences, Amman, Jordan

Abstract

The study entitled "The Negative Effects of Smart Phones on the Jordanian Children from the Perspective of Parents" seeks to answer the following general question: What is the impact of using a smartphone on the socialization of Jordanian children from the perspective of parents? The descriptive study aimed to know the impact of using the smartphone on the socialization of the child and the nature of the values and behaviors acquired by the child as a result of using the smartphone. The researcher relied on the tools of scientific observation without the participation or a questionnaire was distributed on a sample estimated (300) parents, using the intentional sample of parents, in Amman; the researcher has reached the following results: 66% of children always use a smartphone, 36% of children started their interest in the smartphone from 3 to 5 years, 52% of children take half an hour to an hour using a smartphone, 34% of children use a smartphone depending on the circumstances, 39.33% of the children had a poor concentration after using the smartphone, 53.33% adopt negative behaviors as a result of using their smartphone, 48.66% of children become interacting with others after using the smartphone, 56.66% of children have diseases after they used a smartphone, including autism.  The study recommends: The need to activate the role of social institutions, especially the family through the protection of children from programs, videos and applications and awareness of the seriousness of what is provided in the smartphone, parents were keen to establish good social habits that contribute to the formation of the child's personality, as well as the development of an accurate and structured program for children on the hours and times of their use of the smartphone so as not to affect their school hours.

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Published
2020-09-23
How to Cite
Zainelabdin, F. A. (2020). The Negative Effects of Smart Phones on the Jordanian Children from the Perspective of Parents. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 10(5), 139. https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2020-0095