ISSN(Print): 2709-6254 | ISSN(Online) : 2709-6262 | ISSN-L : 2709-6254


The Impact of Technological Gadgets on the Socialization of Children at Early Childhood Developmental Stage


  1. Sadruddin Bahadur Qutoshi
    Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Development, Karakorum International University, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
  2. Farah Deeba
    BS Student, Department of Educational Development, Karakorum International University, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
  3. Sarfraz Khan
    Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad Pakistan


The current study examines the impact of technological gadgets on the children’s socialization in the context of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. A closed-ended self-structured questionnaire for data collection was designed and applied in the field. The data were analyzed by using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Both Descriptive (percentages and frequencies) and Inferential (Correlation) statistics were applied. The finding of the study showed that children were more engaged with the usage of technological gadgets. A majority of the children has knowledge regarding technological gadgets and use for more than four hours on daily basis. On the other hand, parents were aware of both the positive and negative impacts of technological gadgets on their children’s socialization. Interestingly, parents found a positive relationship between excessive use of technological gadgets and virtual socialization of children. Furthermore, usage of technology has limited children’s activities inside the house, less active in community engagements and sometimes showing aggressive behavior on keeping them away from the technological gadgets. The study recommends that parents need to educate and supervise their children’s activities and limit their access to technological gadgets in order to focus on physical socialization of their children so as to reduce negative effects of technological gadgets.

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Advantages, Children at Early Ages, Disadvantages, Socialization, Technological Gadgets


Article # 6
Volume # 1
Issue # 3

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DOI Number: 10.47205/jdss.2020(1-III)6
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