Kids who are born at this age do not need to learn technology. They open their eyes in the face of it and by the time they are toddlers they know how to swipe and take pictures from these phones and other digital devices. When they get older it is like second nature for them. But as these devices have facilitated many things, they also come with various troubles especially for kids who are vulnerable and naïve. Is it safe? Dangerous social media trends, online predation, anonymous chatting, games and sexting apps and cyber bullying and the internet addiction are the reasons child safety experts recommend supervision and monitoring of children’s digital activities. It is necessary to observe and make sure that they act responsibly and safely.
Because I am a bit of a geek I downloaded the iOS 11 beta version today and I am very excited about what Apple have been working on. I have been playing with it today and there is a lot of cool stuff that Apple have really thought about, from: the notification centre to the all new files directory and the new live photos editing. That is by far the most exciting thing for me! The new update works on various iPhone models, all of which you can get from EE.
We recently went away with a family who had an older child, not quite teens but it made me think about what can do over the coming years to stop the dependency on devices. At 6, Noah is very much a tablet or Xbox child, but thankfully he is just as happy to go out for a bike ride or swimming. As much as teens love spending time online, it’s wise to remember that too much of a good thing isn’t always good. Social media has made it easier to find lost friends and relatives, but the constant sharing of personal information and the ability to get it on demand have led to other problems like cyberbullying, anxiety and depression. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent your kids from getting too dependent on this phenomenon. Here are some alternate activities you can get your teens involved in.
Bigger is not necessarily better when it comes to tablets, SquareTrade, the global protection plan providers have revealed. SquareTrade tested ten of the most popular tablets on the market today to find how breakable they are. The most robust tablet was the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 scoring just 3.3 in the breakability test, while the Tmax 9 HD was the most fragile, scoring a poor 8.2 in the tests.