Children and Technology
How long have you used to the fact that your child will not go without a mobile, music player and electronic toys. You put up with the accounts for the internet and mobile communications, but can not accept the fact that electronic news is robbing your child of their physical activity and makes them inactive. You may be desperately asking your children to go for a walk or play and give your boy a soccer ball and your girl - videos, but all to no avail. The young minds are only interested in all that has no buttons and have LCD display.
A lot of parents are seriously concerned about the problem of sedentary way of lives of their children and they tend to blame the modern scientific and technical revolution that has swept the world. Going to the small house or off to the woods is a nightmarish thing in everyday life for a child who is not getting enough sleep, playing online games or socializing on the internet until 4 am in the early morning. Here comes the time when we have already begun to regret that why we bought them the console or computer. This is not totally correct.
Regretting on the issue is of no use. The formation of habits and tastes of the child does not start when you need to start to send them regularly for some work or a day out from an early age. As a teenager, he is unlikely to suddenly open some enticing benefits in this strange place called "cottage." Children’s habits and tastes for the modern gadget’s life should be protected from a very early age, especially as the school's time starts, that too for small children attending schools other than scientific and creative section which is for ten year old children.
So, if your 13-year child with the habit refuses to go for a walk because they are boring - do not rush to blame i-pods and Facebook. Do not forget also that the younger generation is always faster, and grasps the meaning of advantage of technical innovations. Any of us in comparison to our parents are more "advanced". So do not be zealous in restraining - our children will live in high-tech world. Let us get used to it - they still have to teach you. Internet in the lives of children and young people are now playing a much bigger role than in ours.
All kinds of communication and interaction with the world has not changed since their grandparents and only changed its form. The children are friendly, quarreling, gossiping, get their information, fall in love, form their tastes and outlook. The only thing is that - just all this is happening on the network. Forbid it, like any other kind of real communication - is wrong, if you are a friend to your child. Many adults firmly believe that the internet - is an evil that leads children from a life of live communication for children who have problems with communication.
And the perception of the world (autism, for example), contact with the world through a network often becomes a rescue. The most famous example is a girl aged three years living with a diagnosis of autism. Unable to express their feelings and thoughts into reality, the child actively mastered the computer. The first coherent and understandable to parents was the thought expressed by the child by e-mail: The child told her parents that she has very sore tooth. Parents are happy, and the child, who is now fifteen years old, last year received the first prize in her life for an essay.
Now she has her own website that communicates and helps people with similar problems. Of course, if the child is not autistic - it does not mean that the internet is bad for him/her. Contacting, even remotely, with other people, strangers speaking different languages, in every sense, it is useful in terms of the formation of adolescent perceptions of the world, and expanding horizons. Communication in the network - it does not attack this new reality, which is inhabited by "digital immigrants" and "digital natives." Immigrants - is grown, to meet and adapted to the virtual world is relatively recent.
Children are the same wherever you may go. It's the natives who were born and live in a continuous flow of information. We can say that even their way of thinking works differently. So do not expect their interest in games, books and movies of your formative years. But if we are to accept the varying degrees of active use of virtual reality, then our children will live in it. And the page on the social network - not just a diary, it's something akin to a passport or a file. However, there is another side to this new reality.
Experienced users of the network have often called the internet a big dump. Nobody knows what it finds, digging, your child. Therefore, for all the above factors, residing in the network can not be considered absolutely safe. To begin to bear in mind at what age you are left alone with the offspring at the monitor? Up to three years is not recommended for the computer - even watching TV is recommended no more than two hours per day and in the presence of their parents. At kindergarten age the child will be showing very active interest in the computer.One of the "good" family members may give him game discs or the console, who is already involved in it. Video games are carried away, it will be difficult to dose load on the brain and eyes, so try to negotiate with the child. Forbid it is useless - it will play in secret, when you do not see, for example, at night. This is very harmful. Promise your child extra minutes of the game for his help around the house or some kind of physical activity or engage him in exercises in the pool section like a bike ride.
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