With the leaps and bounds with which technology is advancing, we have no option but to allow our kids too to go with the flow. But are kids really safe around these technological advances. Coming to think of the radiation exposure and the violent games they are exposed to, one needs to think twice before allowing kids to roam freely around these innovations and applications. Are you looking for some do’s and don’ts that can help you charter a safety guide for your kids and help them develop strong mental and logical skills? Then read on.
1. Importance of choosing interactive games
While computer games are a rage among kids and teenagers, many of us find that our kids are moving into a cocoon where they are engrossed in their own gaming world. This is where parent monitoring is required. It is important for you to choose games and applications that help them think, use their logical abilities and have an interactive interface that will not let them hang loose in a dream world. Some popular interactive games are Tetris, Doodle Buddy, Wii Fit, etc., which help the kids grow creatively and develop thinking and analytical skills.
2. Avoid violence
While boys could go crazy over games that have a violent theme and television programs that showcase violence, it is important not to let them dwell on such themes and programs. Parents make the wrong assumption that kids really do not understand or learn anything from such exposure. Things that kids find difficult to comprehend may lead to confusion and anxiety and they might resort to unsafe ways by which they want to understand what’s happening. Help them choose the programs and games that best cater to their age and mental development and make sure that you always have your eyes and ears open to detect any kind of abnormal or violent behavior to nip them in the bud.
3. Slow and peaceful are good
While your kids may not care much for programs that are slow paced and offer no excitement, it is up to the parents to create an interest in activities and events that help them think with patience and help them improve their creative interests and pursuits. Encourage them to watch quiz programs and creative programs where they can stimulate their brain and learn from the things they watch.
Watch the program with your kids and if you find that the content bothers you, probably your instinct is right and it may not be good for your child. Be prompt to steer your child away from it as early as possible by showing him other interesting games and programs and interacting with him more and spending more time in storytelling activities, etc. Kids who are well monitored by their parents will grow up to be well developed individuals who have a balanced mind and thinking capabilities and know instinctively how to segregate good from the bad.