REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT GIVE YOUR KIDS MOBILE PHONES AND TABLETS

Parents these days believe that part of what it takes to be twenty-first century compliant is to give your kids a mobile phone or worse still, a tablet. There are a lot of reasons why you should not give them or even arouse their interests in having a mobile phone and tablet. Make them appreciate other fun and creative things that a mobile phone and a tablet that just helps them limit their thinking ability.

In those days kids did not have access to phones and tablets. In fact, some parents did not even have smartphones or tablets then. But nowadays, you see kids, including babies with either their Dad’s or mum’s phone- drooling on it, dropping it and the only excuse the parents can come up with is-well, that’s the best way to make them quiet and keep them happy.

MAJOR REASONS WHY YOU SHOULDN’T GIVE YOUR KIDS MOBILE PHONES AND TABLETS

  1. THEY WILL BECOME DEPENDENT:

You shouldn’t give your kids mobile phones and tablets until it becomes very necessary for them to have one. Because they end up becoming so dependent on these devices and shut the door of their creativity. The mobile phone and tablet become a priority. This is so because they feel they can run to it for answers and they will have it immediately Google sees it.

  1. IT LIMITS PARENTAL/CHILD RELATIONSHIP:

Kids now get so dependent on the mobile phones and tablets. They forget to discuss vital issues with their parents. The parents now hardly know what’s going on in the life of the kid. This is because the kid asks and tells the internet almost anything. As a matter of fact, these devices make the kids become secretive towards their parents.

  1. IT CREATES COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS:

Now, the parents cannot effectively communicate with the child, because the child feels like the whole answer to the problem lies on the internet. The child then extends this lack of communication to his/her peer group. The kid will not be able to talk physically and will depend on stuff like calls, chats and distant messages. Instead of visiting friends, playing games, and living a normal childhood life, the kid will lack such and depend on the devices to do all that he is meant to do and experience.

  1. MOBILE PHONES AND TABLETS EXPOSES THEM TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF MATURITY:

You need your child to be mature enough in order for that child to handle a mobile phone and tablet. Your child will be open to a lot of dangerous content such as pornography, fraud, and other related stuff. You don’t want your child having access to too much mature stuff now right? Then help them see the fun in other stuff that has nothing, or little to do with technology.

Generally, if you want your child to have a perfect childhood and growth, then it is very important that you do not let them have all these devices yet. Let them understand vital stuff like creativity, independence, priority, maturity etc. before they start thinking of a mobile phone or tablet.

Comments (4)
Prince
May 25, 2018

Regardless of how people feel about stuff in this particular article, on a practical level, kids are entering school not ready to learn to write, and with a serious decline in motor skills, and they suspect it’s because of heavy tablet/mobile phone use. So it’s causing unnecessary delays in development. This is not to say that all tablet/mobile phone use is bad, but when it replaces regular/daily messy, development appropriate play that develops fine motor skills (playdough and other sensory play), it’s a real problem.

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Robin
May 25, 2018

Thanks for sharing

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Andrew
May 25, 2018

The key point is what you said half way through though:

“when it **replaces** regular/daily messy, development appropriate play that develops fine motor skills ”

The problem isn’t the tablets themselves (as in stop letting your kids use tablets), it’s parents not ensuring their kids do these other developmental activities.

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Stacey
May 25, 2018

My kids will get smart phones when they can pay for them.

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