Just a generation ago, only a select few used a computer. Now, a day doesn’t go by when you’re not looking at some sort of screen - whether it’s your phone, tablet or PC. That’s why it’s so important for parents to be aware and take the right steps to get their children to be future-ready.
Here are three things every digital parent should do in 2018:
1) Figure Things Out Together
Confused about social media? Or want to filter out the news you read? Understanding the workings together is a great way to bond with your little one and learn new things at the same time. This way, your children will accept PC use as a normal family activity and won’t hesitate to ask you questions when stuck on something.
2) Get Social
In tune with figuring out how to best use a PC together, getting social is a pro move to make. Your children will not appreciate you keeping an eye on their every move on social media but a conversation about the latest memes, video clips, celebrity news, movies and their friends’ lives will make them open up to you.
3) Upgrade, Upgrade And Upgrade!
Imagine your child has worked on a Physics presentation for a week and just when it’s about to save, the PC crashes.
Is there anything more demotivating and frustrating for your child?
The best way to deal such solvable issues is to upgrade the operating system, the PC and learning resources as and when required, after all, prevention is better than cure!
If you start behind, you’re likely to finish behind. Get your PC journey off to a good start by keeping in mind a checklist of what works and what doesn’t for your children, whether it is the type of PC to purchase, software to install or resources to study with. Ask other parents, have an in-depth conversation with teachers during parent-teacher evenings and look up online, to make sure you’re aware of the latest in the world of PC for Education.
Happy Digital Parenting!
Aarambh is a pan-India PC for Education initiative engineered to enhance learning using the power of technology; it is designed to help parents, teachers and children find firm footing in Digital India. This initiative seeks to connect parents, teachers and students and provide them the necessary training so that they can better utilise the PC for learning, both at school and at home.