One of the reasons I created a website that has to do with parenting is because of the new technologies that keep coming at us. The interest I took was between parents, children and technology gadgets. There are now phones, tablets and computers all around that children below five have access to. This means that the internet can be accessed easily which is a good thing except they go into the wrong sites.
Children have an easy ability to understand and interact with new technologies even faster than adults. So when they find a new device in the house, they already know how to manipulate the functions even before Dad or Mum figures it out. This means that the need for parental control is higher than ever before.
Basically it is the responsibility of the parent to teach the kids what they need to know as they grow and it will be wrong for them to keep picking knowledge randomly especially if it is the wrong type of stuff.
Phones are no more restricted and practically anyone can lay a hold of them, so young people get these phones and become so attached to them because of the different things they could do – it’s like a world of its own.
I once watched with fascination as I saw my little niece and nephew tinkling with their Dad’s Tab. I think they were playing the game of Temple Run or Angry birds. They really knew how to maneuver their way through the game and it was just amazing. But this is a positive and relatively educational use of Tech gadgets. One reason being that kids with this kind of exposure can learn to be smarter or take decisions faster.
However when your Teens are using their computers to browse on porn sites or their phones to chat on erotic forums, Mum and Dad has to step in somehow. But the problem is that how do you know when your “little innocents” are becoming technologically corrupt?
Parents need to pay more careful attention to what is going on in the lives of their children, and also to know how much these kids are exposed to with Today’s technology. If you are a parent who doesn’t care much about these new devices, its obligatory to educate yourself about them especially when your child uses them.
This way you know to an extent what they are dealing with and can somehow intervene if what you observe is inappropriate.