Parents, keep an eye on your children during this summer vacation and urge them to go outside. Experts advise parents to stop their children from spending too much time on social media, and stop consuming it ‘like junk food’. This came after the discovery that kids are now spending more time online than ever.
Children consume internet like junk food
Children have become addicted to spending their lives online, and parents need to step up and deal with it. Instead of waiting for others to find a solution, they should manage their kids’ online time themselves, and limit it as much as possible.
To make things easier, several experts launched a campaign to help parents understand how they should manage the internet time of their kids. Also, they want to make people aware how important it is to balance this time, just like they take care of their children’s diets and sleeping hours.
Helping parents learn how to handle their kids’ online time
Lately, children have started using the internet as if they ate junk food. However, parents would not let them eat unhealthy food often, so they should take example and do the same with the internet. Their responsibility should not end when online life starts, as it’s also extremely important for their children’s well-being.
Internet has become the most popular media among children, long overpassing television. However, children are easy to get out of control, and an unbalance use of the online resources could greatly affect them. Therefore, parents will soon learn how to tackle internet use among kids and make it healthy.
Apart from speaking to parents, these experts also want to get the help of several social media companies. They want to convince Facebook and Snapchat to provide a healthy and safe space for children, and improve their online experience as much as possible.
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