Everyone has different approaches to technology. But whatever your personal attitude may be,
there’s no escaping the reality that today's children are immersed digital media. As with anything else, knowledge and monitoring of our children’s use of technology are critical. There are many families where children's are always occupied with technologies from their early ages. In todays generation even a kid of 3-4 years starts using technology in a form of mobile phones and different technological games. They even prefer to learn new things from technologies which parents has to understand and for that they have to be tech-savvy as if they are unaware about these new things then they will be always worry about what their children's are doing, how they are learning, will these technologies spoil their children and their future. So to get rid of these questions and worries parents need to know new technologies and their benefits that how can it be helpful for today's generation.
If the parents are tech savvy then they can also keep an eye on what their children's are actually doing as the technology is boon as well as a bane. So it is upto the person that how he/she is using these technologies. Children's are the one who can easily be traped and manipulated so if parents have a complete knowledge of these things then they can teach them well. This is not only about getting trapd in frauds but also going in a path of ignoring parents because if any parent is unaware about these technologies then their children's think that they are uneducated and don't know anything.
So, if a parent is a tech savvy then he/she may help their children's in many ways to have a good and bright future and those are:
*They provide an example of the balanced use of technology. As important as technology is in our daily lives, tech-savvy parents understand the importance of showing their children that some things are more important than non-stop social media updates and ceaseless email and text conversations.
*They set screen time limits. When children use technology without a break, they neglect other activities that are critical to their health and development. By setting limits, parents ensure that kids have time for face-to-face socialization, exercise, and outdoor play.
*They converse with kids about technology and social media. These parents discuss the potential benefits and harms of technology with their children so that they can understand the reasons behind rules and limits. They also take the opportunity to learn from their children about the apps and platforms that they use.
*They support children’s growth and learning around technology. Tech-savvy parents give kids foundational tenets to guide their children as the digital world becomes more complex.
*They provide docking stations to use at bedtime. These parents give kids the restful downtime they need by keeping devices away from the bedrooms at night.
*They use digital media together with their kids. Tech-savvy parents sit down with their kids and find out what they are reading and watching.
*They adhere to the “24-hour rule.” This rule gives kids have 24 hours to report mistakes without risking punishment, encouraging honesty about online behavior.
*They encourage use of technology for educational purposes. Their children use “screen time” to advantage by engaging in the many engaging educational apps that exist.
*They enforce distraction-free times of the day. By keeping certain times of day (like dinnertime) device-free, parents encourage a balanced approach to technology. All family members, including parents themselves, observe these designated times that are free of distractions.
*They involve their children in creating rules and consequences around technology. These parents understand that children will be more motivated to follow rules if they have a say in them.
A parent can ony guide his children if he itself a tech savvy meand have a complete knowledge of technology like mobile phones, computers and many such things and by taking on these common habits of tech-savvy parents, you can instill in your children a smart and balanced approach to technology that will serve them well all their lives.
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