Family Bonding with Technology（Part 2）
Hey! How’s everyone? Part 2 of family bonding with technology is finally here! If you’re feeling lost reading till here, do go over to part 1 of family bonding with technology before reading this blog! In part 2 of family bonding with technology, we’ll be touching on the topic on how to prevent negative impacts of technology as well as the importance of a healthy relationship!
Importance of a healthy relationship
Family is important as they helps us in our mental growth and well-being. With a good family relationship, it is easier to solve our problems and conflicts as we feel more comfortable talking to our family members about it. Who doesn’t like to feel family warmth and loved right? Therefore, maintaining a good family relationship is very important.
Negative impacts of technology
负面影响 #1: 上瘾 （太沉迷于游戏）Addiction
Games are a source of entertainment that many teenagers nowadays go to. An example of how games can become addictive is for instance, a gaming application Mobile Legends. It is a multiplayer game where players fight against opposing teams to protect their base. Players will be ranked according to their performance in the game. This competitive mode spurs players to strive for the highest rank and thus, more time will be spent on playing the game.
负面影响 #2: 社交技能缺陷 Lack of Social Skills
As teenagers start to be less active in the real world, they will start to find that they lack social skills and frequently do not know how to interact with people when meeting face-to-face. A very crucial impact the lack of social skills bring is when going for interviews.
负面影响 #3: 太依赖科技 Dependency on the Internet
Now that everything is so accessible with search engine platform like google, finding for information is so much easier. However, this also means that people are more reliant on the internet and don’t find the need to remember certain things.
Countering the impacts of technology
办法 #1: 家长监控（应用程序）Parental Control Application
Something parents can do to limit their children is to install an application to control the amount of screen time their children have. Controlling the usage of internet will effectively curb the negative impacts of technology. Children will adhere to the time limit and hence not become addicted to the Internet.
办法 #2: 教育 Educating
Another method is to educate children about the responsibilities and things to keep in mind when using the internet. Things like the importance of not being too reliant on technology and proper time management is extremely crucial!
办法 #3: 多带孩子们出去 Social Interaction
The easiest and most straightforward way to develop social skills is to bring your child out! Whether is it bringing them to your friend’s house and have them interact with their kids or encouraging them to order food at restaurants, they can improve social skills by communicating with other people. Gradually, you’ll see that they are more comfortable with speaking.
While there may be many cons that technology can bring to us, it can be prevented if people are properly educated on the harm that technology can bring. In my opinion, I think that parents really play a big role in a kid’s life. Since young, our parents are the ones who were there to correct us whenever we do something wrong, taught us how to walk, read and the proper values that we need to learn. Likewise, for technology, proper limitations should be set up until they can fully trust that their kids are already mature enough to know how to control themselves!
If you have any ideas or questions on what other ways technology can bring harm or how technology can affect family relationships, do comment down below and let me know!
Hope you liked my Part 1 & 2 of technology with family bonding!
Hope to see you again at my next blog! ^_^