Kids and Computer Time-What Time is Enough
Quite a number of kids are nowadays just about staring at a screen for much of their time. This is one thing that has even been asserted by research and studies that have shown that the average children aged between 8 and 18 years spends at least 7 hours of their day staring at a screen of some kind.
Should it so happen to be that your child is forming this statistic, then it is wise of you to start thinking of ways and means to start minimizing your child’s screen time. Make all efforts possible to limit or keep an eye on their computer screen time over the others as it is a fact that this is one of the many that they happen to give a lot of time and attention to at such early ages. The following is a review of some of the facts on the recommended computer hours that you need to allow your children enjoy as they grow up.
Talking of this, we will start it by looking at the needs for the kids whose ages fall at 18 months and under. At this age, when the child is still not over a year and half in age, it is generally advisable to keep them away from computers as much as is possible. Kids at such ages shouldn’t be allowed to use any of these devices applying computer tech such as the smartphones, tablets and computers themselves. This is mainly considering the fact that in the event that such young kids are granted access to computers and such like devices, you may have them seriously at the risk of developing some bad habits. Over and above this, they as well are affected in emotional and psychological development when they are allowed to access and use computers at such ages.
You may only consider allowing your child aged below 18 months to video chat with a close relative and this may only be allowed in the event that this is the only alternative you may be having left in so far as the need to communicate goes. Otherwise a child below a year and a half shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near a computer.
Then we may want to see the kids between the ages of 2 years and 5 year old. Children who have gone beyond the 18th month can be steadily introduced to the computer world steadily. In most cases you wIll realize that the young kids will have an interest in watching TV. Anyway, you need to be advised to not allow them all that time to sit in front of the box for such extended long periods of time.