Children of all ages are now using devices, not just phones but also iPads and Games. You may need to get more educated on what the concerns are by reading up on the different devices and the pros and cons associated with each one. When you know what your options are, and have talked with your child, you can choose from a variety of ways to help your child use these devices with the awareness that they can invite harm and unsafe situations.
Have you had a cyber-chat with your kids? As you talk with them, you may find it more empowering not to instill any fear or consequences, but rather to ask questions about what they know and what are they aware of.
This is another opportunity to empower your child. It may also be a good place for parents to become more aware of the ways that they choose to use technology. What if using technology need not be a thing to fear but to be in awareness of just like everything else in life?
In addition to being in the know about each type of device, you may want to use the following as a guide when talking to your child. It is recommended that you not just have this chat once, but continue to revisit it as you gain more knowledge.
Using cyber devices can certainly benefit ways that we stay connected and even add more joy to our life. Just as we approach other people and situations with awareness and being in question about whether or not this is someone or something that will add to my life and create more joy and ease, so too we apply the same tools of awareness for using technology. Empowered parents practice these tools and share them with their kids creating more consciousness and awareness that allows parents to sleep with more ease.
For more information on the security of using the internet refer to this guide:
The Ultimate Guide to Using the Internet.
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