Why Parents Shouldn't Fear Screen Time

TV
Smartphones
Tablet[s]
PC at school
And a PC at home...

“Screen Time” is everywhere and very much part of not just your child’s routine but part of your everyday life too!

So, why fear screen time?

As a digital parenting pro, it is best to welcome PCs with open arms to help your children be on par with their classmates and ready for what the future has in store for them. Here are three reasons why you shouldn’t fear screen time:

1) Textbooks Can Come To Life

No matter the subject or the age of your child, with a PC - textbooks, literally come to life. It helps to connect subject matter to real life and remember things for much longer. Watching a short film about climate change is a much more impactful and visually appealing than just reading the definition in the textbook out loud. Try it once to see the difference in your children!

2) Playtime Is Not Just Playing Time

After a long day of commuting to school, classes all day, tuitions, extra-curricular activities, sports etc. - your child needs to relax to take on the next day. An hour of gaming is the perfect de-stressor for your child. Also helping them to build on their problem-solving skills. Whether its scenario based or a learning game, your child is picking up new things while having a good time.

3) It Is Can Be Family Time, Too!

Being on a PC doesn’t have to be a solo activity for your child, there are activities the whole family can do together. Just watching and talking about a video, can turn PC time into family time! All you have to do is take the time out to explore the PC and see what works best for your family – there’s something out there for every age group.

It’s easy for children to get carried away while on a PC, especially if not monitored by parents. To make sure PC time is productive, ask these questions before selecting a learning resource and watch your children grow into the tech-savvy individuals of tomorrow.

 



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  • 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.