Digitalization of education shows that in the future, all textbooks and visual aids for children will be transmitted electronically. However, all electronic devices, laptops, interactive white boards, tablets are damaging to health, especially to the eyes of children. This was stated by the Mazhilis deputy Kuralai Kareken.

"According to the sanitary rules of working with physical factors that impact on people, working with them to children should not exceed two hours. It was determined hygienically. However, taking into account the fact that the pupils spend more than five lessons a day and their easy access to the gadgets, the time spent with their electronic devices has already exceeded the norm", - she noted.

As stated by the deputy, Bill Gates has forbidden the use of smart phones for his children under 14.

"Of course, it is best to have electronic devices in schools. However, most important thing that the gadgets should attract students to get education", - mentioned Kuralai Karaken.

Vice-Minister of Health Alexey Coi noted that the electronic devices was proved that it has an adverse impact on students' abilities of working and eyesight.

"There is no real study in the health care system of Kazakhstan. There are some exercises to prophylaxy for eyes. We will create a working group and research", said Vice-Minister.

Translated by Nazerke Syundyukova

“The Qazaq Times”