Teaching Your Kids to Enjoy Smartphone Life
Millennials have taken over most jobs in America, and by the end of 2017, it will be the majority of those adults in the US. Thanks to our mobile devices, individuals now have the means to stay connected nearly 24/7 with family and friends, and the possibilities of what they can do now are endless.
How does one determine if you want to allow your child to be placed in a world where every aspect of their life is programmed via a smartphone? One answer is to let them decide for themselves. If you want your children to enjoy more time outside of a smart phone and Facebook, you’re going to need to teach them how to do that through actual outdoor activities.
Once you’ve decided when you’re ready to introduce your child to a smartphone, there are a number of things you can begin to do to get them started and begin enjoying a more active and independent lifestyle. You can make a number of smart decisions to ensure your kids are having fun.
Proper online security and privacy concerns can be eliminated
Your child’s information on your smart phone is not private. Most people store their information on email accounts, digital social networking sites and public websites. However, with the right security software and VPN tools, there is also the opportunity to stay safe.
Any activity on your child’s smart phone can be completely hidden from third parties. Not only can this protect your child’s identity, but it could also protect the identity of their parents. There are a number of apps you can download to your child’s smart phone which put a password on the phone so they cannot access it without their parents’ knowledge.
In addition, the fact that you’re hiding everything on the phone means they’re not being exposed to all the information found there.
Smartphones are becoming the most popular way for children to learn.
If you do decide to teach your child about smart phone use, it could be a good opportunity to get them involved with other kids. Some kids like to do it all themselves. While doing this, they can become resourceful to be a part of new information.
Teach your child how to manage his money, save for a home and prepare for a job
Making decisions is something we all should be good at, especially when it comes to money management. You can teach your child about managing a balance between spending and saving as well as get him or her started planning for life after college.
Teach your child how to build trust with your home, including the wonderful opportunities that surround them. Most people today live inside the digital echo chamber we work in. You want your child to be excited about learning and embracing life with you outside of the 24/7 internet/smart phone world they’re living in.
These methods may not prepare your child for life as a multi-millionaire, but they’ll put him or her on the right path to begin living the life they want.