60373751 story Teachers Union: Computers Can Negatively Impact Children's Ability To Learn 310 Posted by samzenpus on Thursday May 22, 2014 @11:29PM from the won't-somebody-please-think-of-the-children? dept. Rambo Tribble (1273454) writes "A teacher's union in Northern Ireland is asserting that children spending too much time on computers are impairing their ability to learn. The asserted excessive computer use is being blamed for an inability to concentrate or socialize. As one teacher puts it, '... these gadgets are really destroying their ability to learn.'" This has been a topic of debate for as long as kids have had computers.