Is your child accessing internet through smart phones and mobile phones, always available on social media sites, chatting with their friends through Face Book messages or text messages really socially active? Or the technology is turning them socially inactive? If you minutely look at your child’s mobile usage or internet activities, you’ll find their activities actually turning them into socially inactive beings.
What are the consequences of more mobile phone usage?
Your kids are born in the midst of electronic media boom, in fact they are more technically smart than you are at times but does that mean they can use, rather misuse the technology available to them? And if you take a look at the consequences of the overuse, you’ll be the first person to put restrictions on their usage.
Giving Rise to Negative Kind of Multitasking
You might be aware of multitasking only as a positive aspect of work handling and management skills? But sadly, sometimes multitasking can also prove fatal, especially when it comes to kids who do their homework along with sending text messages to their friends, posting updates on social media sites – all mixed up at the same time. This doesn’t help them improve their multitasking skills and instead only reduce their power to concentrate on more important tasks at hand. This surely affects their academics.
Poor Spellings, Face-to-Face Communication, Interactivity
It is true that social media activities, massively multiplayer games, and SMS chatting help a shy child in opening up and make them communicate well, but on already extrovert kids, it may work in exactly opposite way. Children more involved in text messaging and internet chatting are found to be less interactive when meeting people in person. Complains of poor spellings, unorganised academic tasks and unconfident face-to-face communication skills are quite common with kids who spend more time on mobile and internet chatting.
Mobile & Internet Bullying
Bullying taking place in the premises of school can still be controlled if some teacher or co-student gets to know about the thing but anything happening on the privacy of mobile text message inbox is not know to anyone other than the victim and the bully. Again, any kind of rumours, pictures, wrong messages take a lot of time in getting spread in person but they hardly take any time when they reach the internet realms.
How to restrict your Child from Mobile over Usage?
Educate your Child about the Consequences
This is the first step and pretty important as well. If you have educated your child about the consequences of mobile over usage or addiction to internet, the fear of doing badly at the exams, or growing up into an unconfident person in their peer may restrict them a bit. Though at times just educating may not help much as it may not overcome the curiosity of your child, yet it is still very important as it can at least keep them away from various dangers and perils.
Inculcate Hobbies in your Child
If you get your child busy in some hobbies or interactive activities, the maniac like mobile usage will come to an end. And the social inactiveness will also be broken down. The more your child will meet people in real talk to them and interact with them in person, more the walls around your child will break making them realize the goodness of being social out of the mobile text chatting and internet chat rooms.
Use Child Mobile Monitoring Software
Install your child’s mobile with some powerful child mobile monitoring software so that you stay well aware of all that your child does. You get detailed information about the mobile activities of your child that includes all the incoming and outgoing calls, SMS, emails, internet surfing, etc. You know how much time your child in spending on the phone and even restrict the mobile phone usage of your child. By putting restriction on the usage, your child won’t be spending a lot of time on the phone. If your child is secretive, parental control software will work really the best as you’ll get to know all their secrets. This will ensure the total security of your child and help you have your peace of mind back as you’ll be keeping an eye on each of their activities remotely anytime, anywhere!