The current generation of children is exposed to the world of technology at a very young age. It is not surprising to find a 1 year old comfortable with the workings of a touch screen device. However, this omnipresence of smart gadgets increases the onus on parents to ensure that their children are limited to their age appropriate introduction to gadgets.
This helpful infographic can serve as a guide to help parents understand what their child is ready for at any particular age. The most important point that leaps out at us is the 20-20-20 rule which talks about children looking up after every 20 seconds of their screen time, they should try to look at something 20 feet away. While the modern devices are definitely entertaining and often informative then can also adversely affect your kid’s eyes unless this golden rule is followed rigidly.
The guidelines and milestones here are fairly generic and each parent should decide the correct time span of digital viewing for their children basis the child’s personality and needs. However, one thing that stands for all children across borders is that exposure to any kind of an electronic device before 2 years of age is definitely not a good idea. These thumb rules can help you bring up a well-balanced child in this world full of gadgets and gizmos.
Infographic courtesy of: Teensafe and Gryffin.com