Raising Digital Savvy Children in A Digital World.

We cannot deny that the internet and media are an integral part of our world today, which is why it is important to be wary of our children’s digital usage and activities.

We do not encourage you to invade your children’s privacy but instead teach them how to be more mindful when it comes to the internet. We do not need to tell you the horrible things that could happen because there are many movies out there that can show you.

“​​In a world where children are “growing up digital,” it’s important to help them learn healthy concepts of digital use and citizenship.”

(American Academy of Pediatrics, 2018).
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Here are some tips for raising digital-savvy children

  • WHO said that “…infants under 1 year old should not be exposed to electronic screens and that children between the ages of 2 and 4 should not have more than one hour of “sedentary screen time” each day.” (Rueb, 2019)
  • Teach them to limit personal their personal sharing online because their digital footprint can have a lasting impact on their future
  • Teach them how to respond to cyberbullying and communicate to people politely online
  • With constant updates on the privacy settings of the social media platforms, there is an option to limit who sees your child’s profile
  • Engage in digital activities that teach kids real skills, because it is possible to use the internet to build a creative world, master coding and learn a foreign language
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There are definitely both good and bad when using digital devices and social media, which is why when used correctly and appropriately, you will reap all the benefits!

Have a great day and we hope that our tips were helpful!

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