Children in the Tech Age
Today it is not just children, but also parents who face a challenge that earlier generations have no experience in – dealing with technology. Since the pandemic, an additional concern has been to ensure that children are still able to have social skills, develop positive social interactions and learn.
More than ever, we are in a time where we need to help our children build resilience, so they are able to cope and overcome life’s challenges. In our Mindful Monday session with Dr. Kayleigh Sumner, she addresses some valuable insights on how a growth mindset and help with building resilience. Here are some common questions we received on doing so with technology.
How can we use technology to help build resilience?
We are still learning about how technology can be used safely. With multiple social media applications with different privacy settings, features and means of disseminating information, it is hard for a parent to keep a watchful eye. Here are some tips:
- Online safety:
Filter out information that can be harmful to them. It’s better to work with the children on understanding social media and it’s positive and negative effects than be reactive when something goes wrong without being informed.
- Mindful Moments:
There are a multitude of applications that offer techniques that can help children to feel calm when anxious. These help with mindfulness. Therefore, embracing technology and its tools can be a boon rather than a bane.
Positive social interactions help children with learning.
Are the new ways of education, using technology, hampering the human element and attention to their emotional intelligence?
We are living in an increasingly digital age. It will only continue to increase once our children grow into adulthood. They need to embrace technology in order to keep up with the ever changing world. Therefore, we must teach children how they can use technology in a way which develop their emotional intellect.
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