Burmese children are 'wasting time' on technology

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Burmese children are 'wasting time' on technology

Post by KoKo » Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:25 pm

Having spent years under house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi knows a thing or two about wasted time.

The Burmese opposition politician, whose National League for Democracy (NLD) party won a landslide victory in last year’s election, has spoken of how technology is causing the country’s young to “waste a lot of their time”, too.

Burma has witnessed a boom in smartphone and social media use, prompting the democracy campaigner to warn technological advances are harming education.

“Now our children waste a lot of their time on computer games, internet games and social networks. Children read less because the use of technology has increased,” she said.

Full story: The Independent

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