The invention of smartphones in 2007, together with other handheld devices such as tablets, has created a huge digital gap between parents and kids born in 1995 and after. Digitally speaking, these kids are “digital natives” while their parents, most of who were born in the 80s or earlier, are “digital immigrants. The parents know something about technology, but not enough to match their kids, hence the huge digital discrepancy.
Gen Z and Gen Alpha children grow up with a constant companion: screens. Even if they don’t get to have their own for a long time, they’ll most likely have at least on TV, a few LapTops, Desktops, phones, and tablets surrounding them at all times, constantly tying down their attention. These screens, technologies, and gadgets are not only a distraction for the children but an invitation for the parents to make dealing with them easier. If they’re tired, fussy, or just loud and in the way, they’re stuck in front of the TV, or given a tablet or a phone as an “easy way out”.
Technology is rapidly changing the way we conduct our everyday activities, and learning has not been left out. Today, students do not have to be in physical classrooms owing to the countless innovative eLearning resources available. Whether you’re a student, parent, or teacher, here’re the top five eLearning resources that you should take advantage of today based on the specific discipline you’re looking for.
Online gaming is a popular pastime in different parts of the world. The average household in the US owns at least one dedicated game console, PC, or smartphone, according to data from the Entertainment Software Association. While online gaming provides quality social interaction, there is a darker side. There are many concerns when it comes to playing video games online, ranging from cyberbullying to internet predators.
Kids are using smartphones at earlier ages these days. With this increased use comes understandable concern from parents worried that their children may get into trouble or experience other issues while using their smartphones. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to help to ensure that your child engages in responsible behavior when using a smartphone. Here are five ways that you can monitor your child’s smartphone use.
Whether you’re a seasoned homeschooler or a reluctant parent with no other choice, you’ve probably figured out there are pros and cons to learning at home. There’s nothing like a stimulating classroom with a teacher who knows how to motivate, but not all school situations are ideal. Online school gives students with different learning styles a chance to find out what works best for them. We have resources to make your job easier and inspire your child.
Designer toddler clothes were introduced in the last 1980s, and there were a handful of designers available who were producing an exclusive range of clothes for toddlers. Nowadays, you can find some notable brands available in the market that has a separate section for toddler clothes. There is a huge competition, and designer toddler clothes are available in various categories based on the toddlers’ age and size.
Remember the olden days when we had one dedicated room where the only PC in the house used to be and how you had to wait your turn to access the Internet? For better or for worse, these days are now long gone. The digital era is in full swing, and it brings its particular challenges to all the aspects of our lives, including parenthood. Here are some tips and tricks that will help you face the trials and tribulations of being a parent in modern times.
The year 2020 and the arrival of COVID-19 have continued to provide people worldwide with new challenges they never anticipated. Six months ago, we never would have realized that the schooling of our children would be so affected as well. Now, most kids are either learning online full-time or working in a hybrid system between home and school.
As kids get older, they become more exposed to technology including laptops. Using a laptop or computer and with help from the Internet, they can access a lot of information, including unhealthy ones. Nowadays, it’s okay for kids to use laptops for school and for entertainment. Unfortunately, they are exposed not only to useful information online but also adult content, obscene language, violence, and even cyberbullying. Parents can avoid exposure to these by setting up a kid-safe device. There are helpful resources like Fancy Appliance that can help you find laptops that are easy for kids and families to use, and here are 4 tips for setting up your laptop to ensure your kids can browse safely.