Defying the age limit, toddlers are becoming friendlier with the digital technology. Is it really a Welcome Step? Sonika Sharma, a tech news writer at EasyTechy, contemplates on the pros and cons of the trend.
Taking a sharp eye over the biggest concern of today’s modern age, Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, a well-known clinical psychologist, wrote ‘Technology is killing childhood’ in his book The Big Disconnect. Apparently, this suggested that time spent by toddlers on new technology gadgets is somehow impeding their actual capability to connect with the real world and people around them. Is this really true? Yes, it is!
Most of the parents are unaware ‘when it is the right time to introduce their toddlers to the digital technology?’, but there are many IT gurus helping you with the facts before opening technology gateways for your baby. Young babies attract too easily with smart gadgets like iPads, iPhones, and tablets, and they keep their eyes glued with the screens for prolonged hours. No doubt, everything seems too interesting to them; however, there are some of the games like Endless Alphabet which is really educative, whereas others like Subway Surf and Fruit Ninja are not! Being technology enthusiasts, it is good to introduce your toddlers to techy stuff, but make sure you monitor their activities.
According to recent survey reports released by Forbes, IT gurus concluded there is a large perception gap that indicates how informed parents are about their child’s online activities. On one side where 91% parents confidently say that they are “well-informed on all the Internet activities their children are performing”, the other side of the story shocking unveils that “only 62% parents actually know about all online stuff going in their child’s life”. Obviously, the fear of doing more harm than good can restrict parents from not letting them set their babies free to all forms of digital technology. In fact, most of the technology news sites recommend parents to give better opportunities to their toddlers to expose to the real world. Let them rejoice in the interactive activities helping them in their behavioral development.
Having an overview of this concern and after realizing that hi-tech gadgets have turned to be new playgrounds for toddlers, EasyTechy suggest parents to know what their kids are actually playing and what are they learning from this technology-centric world! Hence, being a parent of today, the job of nursing future is yours. Keep your babies at a safe distance from the digital technology to let them absorb what is essentially required for their balanced development, consequently helping them to lead in the world of technology rather than being its slave!