We live in a world that is “smarter” every day. We use smartphones regularly, we live in smart cities where smart cars will soon circulate and drive themselves. Every day new concepts and terms enter our lives such as Tinkering, Making, Problem Solving, Storytelling, Coding, etc. Today, many young people are working in jobs that just a few years ago, not only did not exist but were never even imagined. With the rapid advancement of technology and society, what jobs lay ahead of our kids that are yet to be imagined? How can parents adapt to this smart world, ensure their children have a healthy relationship with technology while helping them make the most of their innate abilities?
Let’s focus on what really matters for children – help kids engage and interact positively with their parents, their siblings, and with their friends. Let’s ensure they have time to go outside so that they sleep well, eat well, and enjoy a school that they really love. Let’s dispel some popular myths about screen time along with other techno-hype and fear-mongering, and suggestions to help maximize digital opportunities for children and minimize the risks.