Computers in children’s everyday life: Nowadays, the kids are surrounded by many kinds of technology even within their room. They are able to use computers from a very young age, something that is very useful for their approach to technology.
Parents: They help and provoke children to use computers by playing skill – build games, in order to “open” their mind into new ways of thinking.
Nowadays, children are able even in the age of one year to bang away on keyboards and three years old kids to send emails, for example. Computer- child interactivity can be published by using some known figures usually taken by cartoons. This is a useful tool in order to provoke children to use a computer.
Ellen Wolock and colleagues (1988) analyze six myths about computer – child relationship.
The basic idea is about children and how smarter can they become by using computers. It refers that children become less socialized and they need to become “computer – literate “ in order to keep up with their peers.
“ Marketing to the fears of these myths is lucrative”: Several websites are designed to help to find ways of making money by selling educational computer activities and games.
Also , some Monitoring programs are promoted by companies that promise to help parents to see what their children are doing through internet.
In general, this idea helps people to see their children’s social networking.
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