Become an effective digital parent – parental control on the digital world

by anushka Agarwal Learning Point

Technology has made our lives easier and methodical. Everything we want to do starting from shopping, making friends, communicating with relatives , studying, information gathering, researching – is all happening over the Internet.  

However, with time the harmful effect of using internet is not hidden from us anymore, advice a senior faculty at one of the senior secondary schools in Gurgaon. Parents often complain about how it is becoming   increasingly difficult to manage and handle children in this digital era, says a principal of one of the best schools in Gurgaon. Children nowadays spend maximum part of their time glued to the smartphones or computers, as a result, they are developing a tendency to avoid eye contact while conversing, mindfulness while eating and involvement in the chore at hand, which is also one of the harmful consequence in addition to other effects, highlights a veteran teacher at one of the best schools in Gurgaon.

What makes a parent an effective digital parent?

So who is a digital parent? Well, every parent in this era, is a modern digital citizen . Each one of us wants to make the best use of technology for aiding parenting methods. Hence, this makes us digital parents. Parents have smartly learnt the ways to use technology. They are easily able to keep a track of their children online through various mediums such as giving instructions on WhatsApp, monitoring their whereabouts via video calling, following them on social media alongside other schedules work effectively for their betterment. Such parents and parenting technique make them best digital parents.

The proficiency with which today’s kids use technology should not blind us parents to the dangers lurking in the Internet space. Let’s find out that we can do in order to monitor them and keep them on correct path online, as advised by veteran teachers in best senior secondary schools in Gurgaon, Delhi NCR:

·          Open communications:

Keeping an open and healthy communication with your children will let you understand the reasons that draw them more towards everyday online activity and digital platform. The channels they use and for what uses, advice teachers of best schools in Gurgaon.

·         Learn:

Parents need to be aware of the safety measures that should be maintained  while using the Internet. Parental control and check is always recommended. It is better if we always use best practices while online and use preventive measures   for protection of children against overexposure to unwanted control. We need to know how to operate and put control on browsers, suggests a senior teacher at one of the top senior secondary schools in Gurgaon.

·         Restricted usage:

There should always be a list of do’s and don’ts that every family member should follow, for example, certain restrictions should be there such as how many hours they can be online, restricted usage during dinner time, no interruption during bedtime and more.

·          Virtually:

By adding them to your social circle or by being around socially as a friend, on their social networking site, you can closely monitor their activities online. And they would also be vigilant not to overindulge in anything that is harmful, advice Principal of one of the best schools in Gurgaon.

As technology is a pertinent part of our daily lives and we cannot avoid it, we need to utilize its benefits and at the same time protect our children from its harmful effects. Judicious usage of technology is the key. All the best!

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About anushka Agarwal Junior   Learning Point

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