Effect of Technology Development on Children

At the age of 4-5 years, children are in the “all-curious” phase, when they are always curious about new things that interest them. There are two things that children can begin to learn at this age, namely:

1. Using the internet under parental supervision
2. Playing video games that invite him to move

Entering the “all-curious” phase, you can start introducing computer use to children. Because, in addition to interactive educational shows on TV specifically for children such as NICK¬Jr. or Cbeebies, you also need to introduce the computer as a learning process for children. You will feel the benefits when the child starts getting school assignments that require computer use.

The computer itself will later be used along with an internet network that will help children search for information for their school assignments later. It cannot be denied, the internet will make you worry. You do not know whether your child is playing educational games on the internet, or even watching the funny behavior of his favorite cartoon characters on Youtube. Therefore, the key is supervision. You do not need to create security software so your child does not open sites that you do not want. You are the best safeguard for him.

Well, if the child is able to run, kick, and bend well, (it would be better if he already understands the concept of playing turns), you can introduce children to active video games like Wii or Xbox 360. However, playing new video games can be said useful when used as a family bonding device. It must be exciting to play video games as an alternative family activity on weekends. Also make sure that the contents of the games in the video games are good for children.

One thing that must be remembered, the greater the child, the greater the opportunity he has to use technology. Especially now that social media has become a common place for many people to find information, socialize, etc. So, you must be smart to pay attention to the amount of time you spend in front of the screen (both television, computer, to iPad).

And do not forget to always instill in children from an early age that the existence of computers, the internet, and all kinds of technologies that exist today must bring a positive influence, not just plunge and ultimately harm themselves.