I’m taking a few minutes to reblog this post because I’m so happy to see a post about the positives of technology. Technology is here to stay and I think it’s important that we teach our children how to appropriately take of advantage of all it offers. It shouldn’t be used as a “babysitter” or a reward anymore than watching TV should. Technology should simply be a part of life. Take time to learn all there is out there in the technology world for children (and for you). You’ll be pleasantly surprised. (Ok , I’m stepping down off my soapbox.) Thanks for a great post Hipmombrarian.
Last week the Huffington Post ran this article titled 10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12.
As an educator who advocates for the intentional and appropriate use of technology, I could go on about this forever. But instead I’m writing here as a mother.
Here are my 10 reasons why I will continue giving my children handheld devices, and all other forms of technology as well.
1) Because banning things never, ever, ever works.
Remember when your parents wouldn’t let you watch rated R movies so you just went to your friends’ houses to watch them? I think I’d rather have my kids using technology and handheld devices with me beside them. Where I can engage with them, answer questions, and limit content if I have concerns.
2) Problem solving.
When my kids…
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