In today’s world, technology has become everything. We all are addicted to the use of technology in everything little things. Though it helps in making our lives and jobs easy, still it comes with many drawbacks.
Kids nowadays are more attached to the use of technology, and they quickly learn it too. It’s parents who have to teach their kids the importance of technology and their applications. We have to help develop children a positive frame of mind and to be playful but not with the help of technology.
Nowadays, we can’t imagine our lives without the use of technology as it has taken over everything. It has made our task easy and saves time. Even kids have an addiction to it which is unbreakable, and you will find them busy all the time using one or the other thing. Technology is essential, but its utilization should be optimum.
How To Guide Kids From Not Using Technology:
•Start from an early age: From the beginning, we should guide our kids not to surrender themselves to technology. When your child is a year old, don’t just let him or her watch television or use a smartphone or gazing at videos. Let them play with toys meant for them. Let them stay away from fancy things, this, in turn, helps children to develop motor skills and they will love the company of family members.
•After the age of three: You can introduce kids to technology after three years, but it should not be more than an hour. Nowadays, you find kids watching videos and cartoon all the time, which has a terrible effect on their development. Provide kids with gadgets designed for their use only but make sure they use it under your guidance for not more than an hour. Keep them away from the Internet and social media. You can provide kids educational electronic toys and games which will help them.
•After the age of 8: At this age, children need some screening time for recreation from their hectic schedule. You can let them use the internet under your supervision for a limited time. Let them play interactive games which involve other family members.
•After the age of 12: This is the time when you may lose track of your child using technology. Even though you let your kid use gadgets under your supervision, still they can use them more when with friends. Parents have to be cautious and make your child understand what’s essential and how to use everything wisely. Give them a specific time limit for their internet or gadgets uses.
You can’t expect much from kids; the only thing you have to do is explain to them the pros and cons of technology and their uses. Children should do studies, see friends, play, etc. Instead of spending on wasteful activities which will not do any good for them, children should learn to use their time wisely and effectively.