4 Tools To Help Kids With Social Media Addiction, Identity, And More!
Every kid knows how much fun it is to bring home a rib-tickling child’s book you finished reading and also how strong of a desire is in most of us to aid the less fortunate. Yet, we all know that with a minimum of love, give a kid any number of its contentions, and he could accuse you of being your parents.
So if you’re an introverted type or your child gets into one or more of the below problems with social media, we can all agree to that. If all your child does is sit and stare at a screen, then it’s a sad state of affairs that others are receiving real time and lasting positive experiences.
With that said, children can be brainwashed by online pursuits, and online fixation can increase the likelihood of learning the wrong skills that can cause some of them to act contrary to what’s best for them. What’s more, childhood depression is on the rise.
It is therefore critical that we as parents get some social media training ourselves to help prevent our kids from forming unhealthy habits.
Here are four tools for parents to help teach their kids how to overcome their social media addiction and other life quandaries by helping them learn social capital skills through the broadest of media.
Connect with Kids Outside The Eye Of The Online Cartoon
Networking is a highly desirable goal among younger members of society. It’s the ultimate rewards and encourages “nobody cares what we know.” It gives social capital the bragging rights that keep most kids moving forward. Yet, too many children abuse a vital opportunity to use their social capital skills by seeking to bring great social capital to bear in the wrong social spaces.
Every 2D world can’t be turn into a 3D planet with a virtual ginormous moon.
This problem starts with “Childhood for the Geek,” a big 3D drawing on the Alphabet dot as an example. Remember the school kid from the 1930s who drew a 3D strip every day for 2 years? That’s how a lot of young children’s lives feel as they spend all their time using media that turns them into kids used to making 3D artists rather than kids to build their social capital skills. A user error, from what we can say.
On Monday, we detailed this problem of youth who will not click on “News” links for content that they get the “we’re sure we know everything there is to know about this” by getting clickbait content from the “Fake News” section in the news. More broadly, this problem begins with “Television/Cable News,” which differs for every audience and isn’t really a standard measurement for “Fake News.”
Yet, by as early as grade school, kids are developing the habit of spotting media that comes from place that aligns with their beliefs, says the author. And they don’t need to dig deep to find something that’s protected by an article written for adults by another adult.
This last issue won’t come as a shock to many parents of small children. It will most likely, be even worse for more intelligent and non-trivial interest groups. We need to help our kids understand how misinformation shares so readily in the ranks of advanced propaganda simply because “the enemy” will knowingly hide behind childlike logical fallacy in order to hide from the truth.
It’s not hard to see why pseudoscience has it’s allies at every level of child social capital.
Read the original article on MindShift Technology. Copyright 2017.