In the 80’s as a child, the age of technology seemed liked a foreign language when spoken. Most of my time and attention was consumed by playing with such things as a pogo bouncing ball, roller racer or engaging in physical outdoor activities with the neighbors kids. When it was time for bed, the Glo Worm was a necessity for me to fall asleep and at times my Teddy Ruxbin.
As time progressed and I went into the 4th grade, I was introduced to advanced technology, the Apple 2 Computer. As a result of the advanced technology, I thought there was nothing greater and never would be. With the toys I had as a child and introduction to the Apple 2, I was always content, happy and very thankful.
Welcome to 2012! Technology and games we played with as a child has advanced and in some cases become non existent. Today, kids that were my age back then are texting, surfing the internet and video conferencing using the latest tech gadgets such as iPads, iPhones and laptops.
As a result of today’s advanced technology, children are being exposed to new learning abilities as well as the way they live their daily life. The way a child lives their daily life can be positive and negative. As parents, by setting limits on how much our children uses technology, we are creating a more positive outcome.
With all this said, I want to hear from you. How much time do you allow your kids to use technology daily? Do your kids teach you things they have learned at school and does the use of technology affect their social life?