Have you ever struggled to pull your children away from their digital devices? Continual unsupervised digital use may be influencing your kids in a negative way.
Digital devices are a major part of our lives in the 21st century, but that doesn’t mean we should allow our kids unrestricted access to laptops and tablets anytime or anywhere. Parents must set rules to help their kids understand that there are many other higher priorities in life to use their time than to spend it on the computer.
Unsupervised Digital Use
A recent report from the the American Academy of Pediatrics gives a piece of parenting advice that wise Christian parents have used with their kids since the beginning of digital influence on American society. Do not allow children to use digital devices in their bedrooms without supervision, period!
Christian parenting experts have repeated this simple rule for years. Parents must start paying attention to the length of time kids are using digital devices. They must realize that allowing children unsupervised digital use can lead to exposure to a variety of new influences.
Unsupervised Internet use can encourage our kids to see the digital world as a higher priority or more enticing than the real world, like many other American children already do. Parents are allowing their kids to join other digital zombies who only want to live in a digital world and consume digital content. It is important that parents keep an eye on what their children are doing on digital devices and set limits on how long they are doing it.
And remember, keep digital devices out of your kids’ bedrooms. No exceptions!
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