Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: Dec 29, 2016
Parenting Digital Natives
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Any parent of an infant may be asking themselves: 'to iPad, or not to iPad, that is THE question'.
Many older parents have anecdotal advice for newer parents as it pertains to when and where to introduce tech, but personal biases aren't the best lessons to learn.
If you're looking for something a little more data driven, the American Academy of Pediatricians says that iPads are OK for young children.
In their opinion, television, smartphones and tablets are just fine for infants and small children but with a lot of caveats.
They continue to recommend against screen time for children under the age of 2 and limiting time for children over 2 to 2 hours. These recommendations have been updated to include the impact of the digital age that surrounds our kids.
Knowing the difference between passive media like TV and interactive media like apps on mobile devices and when to introduce them to your child is a very keen parenting skill these days.
The complete overview for anyone raising a digital native is posted at DataDoctors.com/radio