Internet addiction can happen to young and old alike, but the problem can be curbed much easier if productive habits are developed during childhood. It’s crucial we teach children the need to balance real life with screen time. A recent study by Harris Interactive showed that kids ages 8 to 18 spend an average of 44.5 hours per week in front of screens.
Parents are not helpless in teaching their children productive online habits. iKeepSafe believes it’s important that parents address the problem, show they care, become more computer savvy and set reasonable and clear boundaries for limited Internet usage. Remember: You’re not simply trying to control your child—you are working to free them of a psychological dependence.
Categories: Balancing Screen Time