Technology is more readily available than ever before. With the press of a button, we are instantly connected to whoever in the world we want to talk to. But should kids have to ask before using technology?
As accessible as technology has become, does it make sense to require kids to ask permission before using it? What would be the rationale in requiring this?
Why Kids Should Seek Permission for Technology Usage
Do your kids see their use of technology as a right or a privilege? It’s easy for our kids to become entitled when it’s assumed that they have carte blanche access to TVs, computers, cell phones, iPods, and other digital devices that, by and large, we’re paying for.
How often does your family walk into the house and without even thinking about it, head straight for the TV or computer? Requiring that your kids ask for permission before activating electronic devices, would be a good habit for your family to get into. If for no other reason, it’ll stimulate personal interaction, and help you keep tabs on what your kids are using technology for, as well as how often they’re using it.
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