Written by Bharti Adhikari and published on 01 October 2021.
As a parent, it is important to manage your child's exposure to gadgets. Let's look at some advantages and disadvantages of electronic gadgets for your child
Today, technology has become an inseparable part of a child's daily life and it's not surprising to see even a four-year-old unlock mobile phones, operate apps, play games, and hit the right links on touch screen gadgets.
For children, these gadgets promote an enhanced learning experience, help them enhance their skills, and allow them to explore their topics of interest.
As parents, it is important to make yourself aware of the advantages and disadvantages of electronic gadgets, and ways to manage gadget use to benefit your child's lifestyle.
|Advantages of electronic gadgets|
|Disadvantages of electronic gadgets|
Electronic gadgets are beneficial in many ways to students. Here are some examples of how children and students use them to benefit in different ways.
Every gadget in your hand will fascinate your child, and yes, we understand perfectly how worried you may be as a parent when you hear about gadget addiction issues in children of a very young age. Also, there are online safety concerns.
So, what do you do, as a parent?
To ensure your child reaps the right benefits, you need to get involved. You should bear in mind that parental monitoring and intervention are essential when it comes to content. Choose TV programs, apps, software, and gadgets only after researching. You can even consult other parents. Look for content that fosters your child's creativity, and social and academic skills without any exposure to violence and negativity.
Embrace the trend
Allowing your child to engage in electronic media may throw up some challenges for you. You will often find yourself wondering whether to appreciate its academic benefits or worry over online safety issues. Your anxiety may end up imposing a ban on such media. The best thing to do is make electronic media work for your family in ways that will help your child hone her skills, improve her performance in academics, and grooming her social behavior.
The electronic media market for children is no more limited to television, educational DVDs, and computer games. What gadget you choose for your child will decide what he derives out of them. Most importantly, sit, watch, play, and discuss along with your child to make sure he is safe online.