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Should parents give tech gadgets to their kids as toys?

Should parents give tech gadgets to their kids as toys?

Should parents give tech gadgets to their kids as toys?

 

Technology has taken over literally everything. Nowadays, most of the stuff has been computerised and we as human beings find it quite convenient and useful at the same time. During the early years of 1900 most of the work was performed through human force. And we had animals assisting us for most of tasks involving labour and strength.

Today, things are entirely different. Rather than walking or using a horse cart to reach or cover a specific distance, we have evolved modes of transportation which make it easier for us to travel worldwide. Technology has seeped into every single home. From watching television in our homes to making long distance calls in a jiffy, humans are extravagantly dependant on technological equipment.

But technology comes at a price. It is a powerful tool to be put to use. As a mature and responsible adult, you’re in a much better position to use tech gadgets. But what about the kids?! Kids do not have the slightest idea about the possible repercussions technology can produce. And given their fragile state of minds; as a parent it is quite tough to ascertain whether the kids should have tech gadgets or not?!

Let us try and narrow down the basic pros and cons about this situation for it is absolutely true that humans can barely survive without technology these days. So, by default, kids will be affected by technology in one way or the other.

1)      As a matter of fact, televisions exist in every single home these days. Kids can eventually learn a lot (because of the visual presentation) through different knowledge-based channels on the T.V.

2)      Television do render information which is easier to remember but at the same time, any child watching a T.V. also has the access to all those channels which are not suitable for him or her in one way or the other.

3)      A lot of kids use mobile phones these days. It is popular gadget amongst kids to possess and flaunt. Although mobile phones do come handy in any emergency situation, even then, they can be put to a lot of negative use by any child.

4)      Portable gadgets like laptop are quite useful. You can store vital info and carry it along with you with a convenience to access it anywhere you like. But at the same time an internet enabled laptop has access to the world with a touch of few fingers. Kids can sometimes accidentally view web domains which they should not, thus, leading an impact on their minds.

Well after reading this, we can safely make out that, if kids need to use these tech gadgets; parental supervision is a must. After all, technology is something you cannot ignore and kids need to be well versed with this aspect. So, it is the duty of their parents to comprehend the scenario whilst making sure that their kids seek only positives rather than negatives.

 

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Anindita Dass
Anindita Dass is armed with engineering degree, moved on to creative writing. Apart from this Annie loves sketching and reading novels. Not to forget, Annie is rebel of a girl is what the world thinks she is. Truth is-so does she!

About Anindita Dass

Anindita Dass
Anindita Dass is armed with engineering degree, moved on to creative writing. Apart from this Annie loves sketching and reading novels. Not to forget, Annie is rebel of a girl is what the world thinks she is. Truth is-so does she!

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