Nov 14, 2022 in Life Coaching
Should You Ban Your Children from Using Devices?
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We live in a digital world and children are growing up more exposed to technology. This is what makes it even more difficult for parents to determine whether or not children should use devices.
Most parents allow their children to use devices as a way of keeping them entertained and occupied. However, in doing so, damage is being done to them. Technology has affected many adults negatively and it is having the same impact on children.
We also share articles that were written by professionals that others, like you, found helpful.
Don't become the "E-mommy". Read this article by Maryam Hameed, Online Life Coach.
The Harmful Effects of Devices
There are a number of mental health issues that are caused due to the overuse of technology such as child depression, bipolar disorders, autism, anxiety, behavioral issues, attachment disorder, attention deficit, psychosis, etc.
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If you have a child that's suffering from depression, read this article for help. Written by Dawn Gellner, Online Therapist.
Delays in Development
Technology usage in children under the age of 12 delays their development. This is due to the fact that using devices restricts movement and this causes poor academic and literacy achievement.
In this article, Saakshi Singla, Online Counselor discusses why excessive and unmonitored internet and device usage is not okay.
There is no doubt that when kids use technology, this restricts movement, as mentioned above. As a result, more kids are suffering from obesity, which then increases the risk of heart attacks, shortened lifespans, strokes and diabetes.
Lack of Sleep
More children are getting sleep deprived, especially those with unsupervised technology usage and those who have devices in their bedrooms. This is also leading to poor academic grades.
Due to violent content, children are now becoming aggressive. This is not surprising considering the increase in both physical and sexual violence in movies, tv shows and games.
The increase in parents being more addicted to their devices leads to detachment from their children and in turn, children also get attached to technology, which leads to addiction.
Learn how to be a good and loving parent. Read this article by George Stack, Online Life Coach and Counselor.
So, Should You Ban Your Children from Devices?
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics, infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per day and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per day.
We hope you found this article helpful. If you're struggling with getting your children to detach from their devices, you can read articles written by professionals on WikiExpert and even follow the topic "parenting" to stay updated on the latest.
If you need help that's tailored to your needs, you can book a session with an Online Parenting Coach.
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Learn how to raise happy children from birth to adulthood. Read this article by Elizabeth Martinez, Online Counselor.
American Academy of Pediatrics