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Tips for parents in the digital age

Parenting has many new challenges in the digital age because children now know how to download apps and can access the internet before they can form a sentence.

Tech can be very useful in emergencies and can be used as a tool in education but without boundaries, it cal lead to cyber bullying and even put a strain on real life relationships.

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Here are a few tips to raise tech savvy children:

  • Set limits and encourage playtime away from the screen.
  • Screen time can also mean family time. It’s a good idea for parents to join in on the fun and play an online game with their children or watch videos together.
  • Be a good role model by following your own rules.
  • Teach children the value of face-to-face communication.
  • Create tech-free zones in the house for example at the dinner table or the bedroom. This allows for more time away from the screen.
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