Whether you are a parent or not, it is a fact that the majority of kids today will have access to a smart mobile device at an early age. However, the questions on most parents’ minds are:
- How young is too young?
- Is my child ready for a smartphone or tablet?
- What are the safety precautions to keep in mind?
When Not to Buy a Smartphone for Your Child
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), you should not encourage media use for children under 2 years old. The brain develops better through unstructured playtime and human interaction and heavy media usage under 2 is a risk to language development of your child.
Even when a child is ready to be introduced to a smart device, it is also advisable not to do so at a go. Granting access to media should be done one step at a time. Kids are generally tech-savvy and can be awfully persuasive. They have their own ideas....... Read More