Internet usage among children has increased sharply in the recent years. Children as young as two years are exposed to internet. This is a huge concern among anxious parents.
The internet certainly has innumerable advantages, but it can be a real distraction for kids. If children’s online activities are not monitored, they could be affected negatively. This infographic explains how children are being influenced by the internet and in what ways you can deal with the issues.
The ill effects of internet on children include reduction in attention span; diminishing memory, as everything can be found online; skimming through pages; cognitive overload; multitasking, which reduces focus on studies and growing impatience, as children want instant gratification. Internet addiction can make children lose interest in other activities and they may experience difficulty in focussing on their education.
A limit should be enforced on the amount of time your kids spend on the internet. There is certain possibility that your children will be exposed to the dangerous elements on the internet, so their online activities should be monitored closely. You should get them involved in other real activities and encourage the use of educational sites.