The use of “Smartphone” is controlling the lives of many. The control has made many people experience that disconnects them from their environment not just mentally but physically too. The problem is on the boom, especially among young kids.
In their early years, children get a lot to pay attention to. Such as their studies, extracurricular activities and their development, etc. But because of being tied to the device or their social networks all around the clock, they neglect it all. Maybe even without realising it. Hence, there is a dire need for parents to regulate the use of technology, because you can not let technology control your kid.
It is not bad for them to check your inbox or social networks, but it is necessary to do it properly. These are three steps you can take to keep your kids’ phone from controlling their time:
1. Make them participate in exercises or other activities
Any activity that takes them away from their phone is considered great here. You can ask them to swim, run, ride a bike, etc. You can even take the opportunity to take them to the park, play with them, run. Make them connect with nature and they will realize that it is much better than being enslaved to the phone.
2. Establish rules and set schedules
To improve attention and quality time in the family, it is advisable to set schedules in which your kids can make use of the phone or other devices. For example, prohibit the use of electronic devices at lunch so that no one uses them. Also, make them avoid using these gadgets before going to sleep. For the purpose, one good idea is to make use of the cell phone monitoring app such as FamilyTime. Using the app, you can schedule auto screen locks on your kids’ devices so these are disabled automatically at your set time and then are enabled on their own once the set time duration ends. Not only this, using the remote lock feature of the app, you can also put a remote lock on your kids’ device from a distance and hinder the device use easily.
3. Be an example
Before your children comply with the rules, the first to preach by example are the parents. Your attitude to compliance with the rules and the habit of following schedules and the use of technology will influence more than your words.So, preach by example so your kids follow you.