Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Technology has made children less creative than they were in the past. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

I do not think that technology has made children less creative instead, it has made them more creative. I feel this for 2 reasons. I will explore them in more detail in the coming paragraphs. To begin with, children now can use new technologies, for example mobile phone. For instance, a child who is mere 12 - 18 months old knows how to operate mobile, how to go to youtube, how to increase or decrease volume, etc. Were we able to do so at our age? The answer is no, children adapt towards their surroundings, they learn from their surroundings. When they see their parents or relatives do something, they emulate it. Children see us using mobile phones and, they learn to do it at this young age. Additionally, most parents do not know how to use latest technologies and, need to check with their children about it. For example, I have a cousin brother who knows how to send a voice message to his dad, who lives abraod while his mother does not know it. He taught his mother how to send it. This proves that children can use, operate, and learn new technologies at much faster rate than us. Furthermore, technology has boosted creativity amongst students. Children are using technology to learn new things and excel in it. For example, at 2022 Tokyo OLympics, Michael Phelps lost the gold medal to his fan from malaysia, who said he was inspired by michael and, tried to learn from him by watching his videos, practicing them and ultimately winning it. All this has happened because of technology. We have another example of a 12 year old child who wrote her own book, published it and, sold thousands of copies. At these tender age, we were playing marbles in the garden or watching TV, while these children are using technology to fuel their growth. Hence, I do not think that technology has hampered creativity in children.
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