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Is technology good for kids?

Is technology good for kids?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under 18 months of age should have no screen time at all, with the exception of video chatting with family and familiar faces.

More and more of daily life is becoming digital these days. This makes technology hard to avoid. While children under 18 months of age should have no screen time with the exception of video chatting with family and familiar faces, older children should be able to utilize educational material for their screen time.

Children need to experience the world in which they live firsthand rather than having a virtual experience. Therefore, it is better to get out and do, play, create, socialize, and experiment with the world around them. Having these kinds of experiences is crucial in developing their social, cognitive, and spatial skills.

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  1. When it comes to Internet safety, there’s no substitute for parental supervision. The best safeguard against online dangers is being informed. You don’t have to be an expert to have a handle on your child’s online world. MomSecure services can safeguard your children’s device with the help of certified security agent.

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  2. I think kids are exposed to way too much technology. For that matter, adults are too. What happened to old fashioned communication?

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    1. YES! I think you are spot on Patricia.

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  3. Great reminder! I had a friend tell me the other day she saw a two year-old who didn’t understand how to turn the pages of a book, and instead kept trying to swipe across it to turn the page. She had never been around books much – only tablets and e-readers. Yikes!

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  4. I really try to limit the amount of time my girls are on the tablet or watching television but it can be rather difficult during the summers here in South Florida with all of the rain and heat! I have been trying to come up with some creative things to do at home or arrange for play dates to occupy their time.

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