We are entering Year 2020. It’s been two decades when we entered the
millennium. In these last twenty years growth in the education, technology,
resources increased very rapidly. But after the year 2014, the beginning of
digitization has buckled up on double speed and everybody is following and understanding its need in our life. The evolution of the digital world has created a unique set of challenges for parents to navigate. It’s a good idea to get involved with the same technologies that your child is engaging with. Stream music, download popular apps, set up a Facebook account or play games online, in order to build a connection and an understanding of your child’s interests but above all you’ll gain an appreciation for the digital world that your kids will be interacting with which will make conversations easier. Physical activity, reading, and human interaction will always play a very important part in child development, and personal computing should not replace or be detrimental to these experiences, but in the right environment it can bring new educational experiences to young children, and help them develop their skills and broaden their horizons
As per UNICEF
Like globalization and urbanization, ‘digitalization’ has already changed the
world. The rapid proliferation of information and communications technology (ICT) is an unstoppable force, touching virtually every sphere of modern life, from economies to societies to cultures … and shaping everyday life. Childhood is no exception. From the moment hundreds of millions of children enter the world, they are steeped in a steady stream of digital communication and connection – from the way their medical care is managed and delivered to the online pictures of their first precious moments. The idea that digital connectivity could transform education has attracted global interest and opened up new possibilities, as development organizations, commercial software and hardware producers and educational institutions develop, pilot and try to scale up new digital products and services in the education sector.
Digital connectivity is already bringing educational content to children in rural and other marginalized areas. The students are supported by professional face-to-face tutors and can ask teachers questions in real time. In addition to paper-based material, they also have access to digital textbooks and other educational resources via the internet. child-friendly tablets, with a parental control system, allow access to educational apps such as Wikipedia and learning games, as well as drawing, text and photo/video apps.
Digital Gadgets for Children
Many companies specially designed the gadgets for the children and making them more friendly with digitalization. Some of the gadgets are:
Digital Slate: Kids are our future and they should be digital friendly. Yelobuy presents their first step towards their digital growth and understanding by Digital slate 12”. This LCD writing tablet with super light screen and classic makes study more attractive for your child. Best idea for return gifts for kids. Doesn’t need any electricity which is the safer part for the children. It works with the inside battery and life of the battery is one year. It is the right time to choose and gift your child a digital knowledge.
Many Gadgets are available in the market even for their safety and security but first step has to be taken y parents to make them understand about the gadgets and their usage.