True that technology has made our lives easier and far more comfortable. But now we have to stop and take a good look at our surroundings and examine the role of technology in our children’s lives. Are they exposed t too much of it? It is very easy to see children getting addicted to computer games, pornography, social media and other fearful places. It is said that every creation of technology has bright side and a dark side. It is a very important knowledge for every parent what his kids are being affected by. So let us look at the great benefits of technology and then the even greater danger they are getting exposed to:
These facts really are very alarming. Many people understand this phenomena and guide their kids properly. But most people take these facts as just light warnings. We fear great global calamities like ice age or tsunami but don’t see the even greater calamity – A world full of depressed, addicted, dependent teen agers. We need to take the warnings into account right now and create a balanced and guided use of technology for the kids. For example parents should know what their child is watching in screen and how much time they are playing a game. Is their physical growth being hampers by excessive use of technology? Are they getting proper human interaction?
The AAP recommends that children below two years to not be exposed to any form of screen activity be it a mobile device, TV or a computer. Children above two should not be exposed for more than two hours per day and they content they view should be well filtered and guided. The truth is that the technology is not a curse if we can use it the right way. Being entirely dependent on technology is always a bad thing. For children it is deadly. And that’s why for the kids above two years a very balanced usage of screen technologies should be allowed.