Stop on by to find out from the experts why your child might just be the best technology teacher around – plus how to keep them safe online.
Do you often feel that your children know more about technology than you do? That’s probably because they do! Children have grown up in a world full of technology and can work out how to use most new gadgets straight away. We knock the effect technology has, but there’s no denying that it helps to sharpen their minds. Instead of fighting against the technologies, why don’t you try embracing them? Getting to grips with those things your child loves can be an excellent way to bond. It’ll surprise you to see how keen your child is to teach you all about it. So why not give them the chance? Here are some of the things you can expect to learn all about.
The internet is a basic one, but it’s a crucial point to consider. Spending time online with your children can be a fantastic bonding experience. You won’t believe the sites they come across. Children have an affinity with the internet that most of us could never even begin to comprehend. There’s also a more serious reason for getting to grips with what your child does on the internet. Knowing what sites they are visiting can be a great help in keeping them safe. The internet may have many amazing things to offer, but it’s also important to keep the dangers in mind.
Your child might also take you into the world of apps. There are all sorts of things available for download onto your phone. We’ve all heard about the recent Pokemon Go craze then sent kids and adults mad. If you’re lucky, you might get a lesson on Pokemon Go Plus. Getting the hang of apps can be a great bonding experience. A lot of the games available allow you to interact with other users, so the two of you could easily play together. You would just have to download the app onto your own phone. That’s if you can work out how, of course.
This brings us round to the last point on the list. We can’t forget about gaming when considering things children love. Getting to grips with the newest gaming technology can lead to fantastic bonding experiences. Kids love to game with other people, and you’re sure to gain a lot of points if you can grab a controller and get stuck in. Don’t be afraid to admit that you don’t know what you’re doing, either. Let your child show you exactly how it all works. They’ll probably turn out to be the best gaming teacher you could ever have!
Embracing technology instead of fighting against it could have an enormous impact on your relationship with your child. It’ll give you a common ground to bond over. It’ll help you understand what it is they spend all their time doing. It can even help put your mind at ease over their security. What’s not to love about the idea? Take the time to learn, then sit back and reap the rewards.
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