Digital education is something that parents must teach their children. With kids growing with technology surrounding them everywhere, they would rather play a video game than go out on their bicycles or talk to their friends via various chat apps than talk face to face. Parents need to be digitally inclined themselves to keep up with their kids. How old should a child be before their parents start teaching them to digital education?
As early as children express the desire to use the Internet, parents should explain the rules on how to use the Internet. The issue we will like to point out is that no responsible adult, parent or guardian will just leave a child to cross a street for the first time without properly educating the child. However, why is it that when it comes to the use of the Internet, parents think it is all okay for these kids to be online all by themselves without guidance?
Parents hand over smartphones or tablets to their children hoping these kids will figure out how to use the smartphones themselves. Would it be a wonder when these children get into trouble online?
With the threat of cyberbullying, inappropriate web content, sexting, online identity thefts, kids are in danger every time they go online. In this digital era, most parents have left the education of their children only to teachers in the classrooms. The best teachers kids can have are their parents.
When giving a smartphone, tablet or computer to a child, parents should set times to which these devices can be used. If it is a computer, it should be placed at a center position where parents can have an overview of the kid’s activities.
Online education must start at the early stages of the kid’s life. Children now live in a world where the Internet is not an optional tool but a necessity. It is now part of their lives. Hence they must be educated from the word go.
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