Taking charge of the digital age is like flying into the sun, blinding, hypnotic and irresistible. You know that you can become addicted and dependant on technology if you succumb to the temptation. There are smart phones that tell you when to eat, sleep, and wake up and so on.
As a parent you want to be able to relate to your children and they are all very clued up about digital devices and all its wonder. The question is ‘Where do you draw the line as a parent?’
The internet and this digital world we live in is seriously raising our kids, one thing to keep in mind as a parent is when buying these devices which allow your kids to enter the digital world, make sure there are rules in place before they receive the devices. Realizing after won’t help much as your child already has become so consumed.
Being aware as a parent of the dangers of the digital world and also making your children aware of it will help them to understand and have a clear idea of what it is they are being exposed to, this will also help you as a parent make a more informed decision because at least now instead of saying you don’t know anything about this digital age, you actually do!
Being able to relate to your child will help you form even stronger bonds with them, so make sure you are clued up and well equipped for the digital world!
The Parent Centre
Helping Children Through Positive Parenting