Simply Nerdy Mom: 3 Ways That Tech Is Great For Our Kids

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

3 Ways That Tech Is Great For Our Kids

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Our children are growing up in a different world to the one that we grew up in. Everyone has a phone, the internet answers every homework query and kids’ TV streams constantly at the touch of a button. 

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Gone are the days of being out of touch with people for a few hours, of trips to the library to work on school projects and having to wait to watch your favorite TV show each week. With tech being such a huge draw for our children and parents constantly working on managing screen time, it can be easy to think that these gadgets are detrimental to our families. That does them a disservice as we want to talk about 3 ways that tech is great for our kids, if embraced and handled properly. 


It helps to keep them safe
There is plenty in the media about how unsafe technology can be for our children, and whilst that absolutely can be the case and requires education and vigilance, it can also do the opposite and help us to keep them safe.

As our kids grow up and become more independent, they will want to go out and about with their friends. It’s a normal part of growing up and these days, the chances are that they will carry phones with them. This means that at any given time they can message us and we can get a hold of them. It is also worth looking into the best apps for tracking your family for further security so that you can be safe in the knowledge that you will always know where they are.


It educates them

All of that knowledge at the touch of a button is very empowering for children. What will they choose to search for? Perhaps they will look into the history of the Aztecs or maybe they will carry out some research on volcanoes. They might like to find out about the greatest figures in the twentieth century or maybe they will be drawn to the life cycle of a frog. And yes, of course they will also search for news on the latest video games, cinema releases and celebrity gossip, it all comes with the territory.

Technology can bring a whole new dimension to your children’s education. All of those questions that you are constantly being asked can now receive answers. They can carry out projects without needing to leave the house and they can learn something new every single day. They only need to search out YouTube tutorials to find out how to do pretty much anything that interests them and they can develop their passions.


It entertains them

Technology can entertain our children, and there is nothing wrong with that. Everything in moderation being the key here.
If your child is recovering from an illness or needs a little downtime, curling up and watching a movie could be the perfect respite for them. If you have an urgent task that needs completing or you are getting dinner ready, there is nothing wrong with your child playing a video game or watching a little TV whilst you get it done. There are those times when technology can really help us out, and most importantly, our children are happy and safe in those moments.

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