When it comes to technology, many parents are concerned about the impact that iPads and other tablets are having on their children. A recent study conducted by the National Literacy Trust has found that those who read along via a screen are considered to be on average-below average readers compared to those who read printed books. Whether there is a correlation between ownership of iPads and performing poorly on reading tasks is yet to be concluded.
The people who read via a screen showed 15.5% of them were above average readers, while those who read printed books were 26% above average readers. It was also found that people who read via screen also don’t enjoy reading as much as those who read actual books. They were also a lot less likely to have a favourite book than those who read printed versions with just 59% having a favourite, compared to 77% of printed book readers.
If you have any questions regarding e-safety for children, or to ask anything you need to know, visit Quib.ly. Quib.ly is designed for parents and allows them to share knowledge with one another about the child development issues that can be assisted through technology. You can get advice on all of the technology your children are exposed to.
Helping Children Become More Intelligent Through The Use Of Smartphones:
Smartphones have revolutionised the way in which we stay in touch with loved ones. However, they can be harmful for children. The iPhone 5 biometric security systems are highly recommended. The trouble is, most teenagers are a lot more clued up on smartphones than us parents are sometimes. It’s 11-14 year olds that tend to be the most at risk. They feel a certain pressure to get the latest technology to fit in with their friends. They don’t always have adequate life skills that let them make the best judgements in terms of apps, educational insights and e-safety. Many find themselves being cyber-bullied and they don’t feel comfortable enough to mention it to anybody. There’s also the risk of sexual predators. You need to find a way to make sure your child feels comfortable enough to tell an adult if they are victim to bullying or if they feel uneasy about something. You can keep other parents updated about the various dangers you and your child have encountered on Quib.ly; the fantastic question and answer site launched earlier this year. You’ll also be able to get advice on any dangers other parents have come across.
Your Child’s Brain on iPad:
Many kids use these iPad for non-educational purposes which lead to addictions to the technology causing harm to their mental development. If you find yourself turning to your iPad in order to baby-sit your children then you may be causing serious harm to that child’s development cognitively speaking. That’s why it might make sense to introduce your child to mental development exercises to help them learn better on the iPad. This is according to a recent Guardian post on the subject.