Parents and guardians who are concerned about the potential negative impact of technology on children can follow some useful tips to ensure that their children grow up with strong values, a sense of purpose, and the skills they need to succeed in life.
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Limit Screen Time: In today's world, screens are everywhere, and it's important to set limits on the amount of time children spend in front of them. Experts recommend that children under 2 years old have no screen time, while older children should have no more than 2 hours per day of high-quality screen time.
Encourage Outdoor Activities: Spending time outside and participating in physical activities can help children develop important social, emotional, and physical skills. Encourage children to participate in sports, go for walks, and engage in other outdoor activities.
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Teach Digital Citizenship: It's important to teach children how to navigate the digital world responsibly and ethically. This means being responsible, respectful, and ethical online.
Communicate Regularly: Make time to have regular conversations with your children about their day, interests, and concerns. This can help build strong relationships, foster open communication, and provide opportunities to discuss any issues related to technology use.
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Set a Good Example: Children learn by example, so it's important for parents and guardians to model responsible and healthy technology use. This means being present and engaged when interacting with children, as well as setting boundaries and limits for your own technology use.
In summary, by using technology mindfully and intentionally, parents and guardians can help their children grow into responsible and well-rounded individuals with strong values, a sense of purpose, and the skills they need to succeed in life.
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