The overuse of technology amongst children is an issue that has given us much to talk about in recent years especially with the evolution of iPads and the easier access people have to smart devices. The numbers speak for themselves and last year, 54% of children between the ages of 3 and 4 had their own iPad. In addition, they usually spent around 2.8 hours watching video a day and in this infographic from SuperCleaning Louisville offers parents tips on controlling the use of tech in their home.
As we all know, it is impossible to get away from technology completely as it has become part of the most important sectors of our lives, such as business, transportation and education. However, many parents tend to be overly alarmist and worry about the impact tech will have on physical and mental health of their children. However, it is always convenient to develop a sensitive attitude towards everything that this area has to offer and always consider the ways in which it can affect us so we can do what we can to avoid them.
Reliance on technological devices can have a negative impact on the child. It influences the development of their social skills, attitudes and behaviors, can interfere with creating a good bond with their parents and may even have a serious effect on their health. Therefore, it is recommended to moderate its use. This can be done through the implementation of practices such as the creation of technology-free spaces where the child can develop naturally. You can also consider the use of parental controls and the elimination of screens in the rooms where they spend most of their time.