No, technology isn’t bad. Even the argument for digital natives needing a different kind of education has been researched (spoiler: there is no such thing as digital natives). Think it is so much easier to argue that technology is just not that bad. I can try to give you some on why technology might be bad. As everything else in this world, too much of technology could be negative. An article on Psychology Today writes about how technology rewires the children’s brain.
The article said that their creativity may be impeded since they are using less imagination watching videos than reading. Then there’s another example that gamers are better multi-taskers but more prone to distractions. Search engines led to people, in general, to have remembered less information (when was the last time you tell yourself “I would just Google it later”).
There is actual danger on a child’s empathizing ability. According to one study, a week of zero access to electronic devices tested on a group of sixth graders make them better at understanding emotional signals and nonverbal cues from photos of faces in comparison to the group allowed to use devices freely. Then there is also the irony of spending more time on social media leading to a poor development of social skills according to another study.
Technology is fine when we are only using it as a tool. Rather, younger children end up “enslaved” by it instead, so moderation and education for responsible usage are necessary.