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Taking charge; Parents or Technology

The world has changed significantly in recent years due to advances in technology.

Parents have to adjust to this new reality and find ways to help their children navigate a world full of digital distractions.

While technology can be a positive tool for learning and exploration, it can also be a source of worry for parents who feel overwhelmed and helpless in understanding the potential risks that come with it.

To help parents in the present day, there are several tips that can help foster a safe and healthy relationships with technology.

1.Set boundaries.

Establishing limits and rules for your children's use of technology will help them to develop a healthy relationship with it. Make sure they understand the importance of taking breaks from screens and setting aside time for physical activity and socializing with friends and family

2.Be present.

As a parent or guardian, it's important to be present and involved in your child's technology use. Set aside time each day to talk to your child about online activity and ask questions about what they are doing.

3.Model positive behavior.

Children learn by example. Showing your child that you can use technology responsibly will help them to understand the importance of doing the same

4.Teach digital citizenship.

Talk to your child about the importance of respecting other people online and the consequences of cyber bulling.

5.Educate yourself.

Take the time to stay up to date on the latest trends in technology and education yourself on the potential risks that your children may encounter online.

6.Keep devices out of bedrooms.

Having devices in the bedroom can lead to distractions and can disrupt sleep patterns. Make sure that your children's technology use is supervised and that their devices are stored in a common area in the house.

7.Utilize parental controls.

There are many parental control tools that can help you monitor and control your child's online activity. Make sure you understand how to use these tools and what settings are available to help you to keep your child safe online.

Content created and supplied by: Sharleenmwalili (via Opera News )


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