As a parent, you can give gadgets to children. Yes Moms, gadgets and the internet are actually not enemies, as long as they are used wisely.
Introducing gadgets and the internet to children can actually be useful so that children are technology literate from an early age. Even so, before giving gadgets to children, you should understand the rules first. Don’t let your good intentions with your husband actually make your child addicted, especially addicted to surfing the internet.
Reported by the official website of the Ministry of Communication and Information (Kominfo), children who are under 2 years old should not be introduced to the internet first. Meanwhile for children aged 2 to 5 years, there is a time limit for internet use, which is a maximum of 1 hour; it must also be accompanied by a parent or adult who can be trusted. In children over the age of 5 years, internet use must be ensured that it does not interfere with their sleep and study time.
The use of gadgets and the internet actually has benefits for children, such as making children familiar with technology and getting various information. Even so, its use should not be excessive.
Therefore, parents need to limit the use of the internet in their children. How to? Here are tips you can follow.
Make a Deal
Invite children to discuss when to access the internet and other rules that you set, for example, may access the internet outside the provisions if it is used for school assignments.
This deal needs to be delivered from the start, Moms. The goal is for children to be disciplined and not whine to ask for their gadgets back.
Use the Parental Control System
In addition to being able to control and limit the duration of playing and browsing the internet, Parental control on mobile phones, tablets, and laptops can also filter and block content that is not appropriate for the child’s age, Moms. This application is now widely available in the App Store and Google Play Store. See more about Internet Safety
Implementing a Gadget-Free Area
Do not put the TV in the child’s room, let alone give the child personal gadgets prematurely. If your child wants to access the internet, be sure to have full parental supervision. One way to do this is by delaying giving personal gadgets to children.
In addition, you can also apply a few gadget-free days. For example, Mondays and Tuesdays are not allowed to use the internet, or days that you and your child have agreed upon in advance.
Choose the Right Provider
Choosing a provider is also important, Moms. You can look for providers that offer safe internet programs for families or offer family protection . For example, presenting a daily quota with a monthly fee as offered by Smartfren.
Yes, Moms, Smartfren has launched its newest variant, Super 4G Unlimited Lite in the form of a starter pack and data voucher. The presence of this product allows customers to choose the Smartfren unlimited package that suits their child’s needs.