While technology isn’t completely bad for kids, the amount of time they spend on their gadgets is quite appalling and leaving them unattended with a smartphone or tablet in their hand is where issues may arise. With numerous educational apps for kids, smart devices can be a great source of learning and entertainment for them. But letting them use smart gadgets for extended periods can take away a beautiful childhood full of explorations and discoveries. Instead of playing outside and exercising their social skills with other children, they prefer watching Youtube videos about toy reviews. This prolonged screen time could lead to motor and intellectual development delays. It can lead to weak eyesight and other physical ailments.
In this tech-savvy world, kids’ access to technological devices is inevitable. What you can do as a parent is to monitor and regulate their screen time to ensure that they have enough physical activities and social interaction with the real world. As a parent encourage your children to engage in other activities and outdoor play. Here’s a helpful infographic that breaks down how much impact technology has on your child’s development and what you can do to control their screen time.
This infographic explains detailed about the effects of the technology on your children. Next time when your child asks for the smartphone, iPad, try to explain to him/her about the disadvantages of screen time. Increasing interaction and spending more time with your kids can definitely lessen down their screen time.