[FoRK] Children and digital/computer medium

SK sk.list at gmail.com
Fri Dec 6 06:17:28 PST 2013


Thanks Gregoty. Similar safety covers are already in place with extra
cautious step of no charging cables in kids/living/dining rooms.


On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 3:12 PM, Gregory Alan Bolcer <greg at bolcer.org> wrote:

> Teach them how to plug them in properly so they don't electrocute
> themselves.  That's the first thing they are going to want to do when you
> aren't around.
>
> http://www.target.com/p/dream-baby-48pk-outlet-baby-safety-covers/
>
>
> On 12/6/2013 6:05 AM, SK wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Having two kids aged 3 and 1 I am increasingly getting anxious about the
>> right way to introduce them to electronic/computer medium.
>>
>> My 3 year old (almost 4 actually) is already introduced to iPad but is
>> restricted to about 2 hours of screen time (TV/iPad) per week and never in
>> a bulk of more than 30 minutes. I did this more intuitively than through
>> any logical reasoning.
>>
>> However, when I look at the road ahead, I am vexed by questions to which I
>> have no answers, questions like:
>>
>> - what is the max screen time that is actually OK?
>> - is it OK to reduce this to zero (assuming my angels do not scream her
>> head off)
>> - what is the good age to expose them to a computer?
>> - what is a good age to explain concepts about computing?
>> - Is TV better or iPad better for allocated screen time:
>> big-screen/small-screen vs. sedative/involved balance
>>   and many more.
>>
>> Does any of you know of good books/research/theories in this area? I would
>> appreciate any pointers.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> skn
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