It is a given that kids today spend a lot of time online. Did you know the average kid spends 53 hours a week online, probably much more than what you or I spend working. The entitlement to connectivity has reached a point where taking the iPad away from your child earns you the 'meanest mom in the world' title!
When speaking about non verbal communication, a figure that’s often thrown at us is that 93% of communication is non verbal. How accurate this figure is, we do not know as it’s difficult to study dynamic human behaviour. But what we can state with absolute certainty is that most of our communication occurs at the non verbal level. Deciphering it is sort of ingrained in our subconscious mind.
Apple’s Chief Executive, Tim Cook, claimed not so long ago that tablets will overtake personal computers in popularity. International Data Corporation reported that 52.5 million tablets were shipped last holiday season, compared to just 29.9 million units in 2011.
Santa must have handed down plenty of tablets and other electronic gadgets to children. Parents have scoured the internet to such an extent prior to the last shopping season that, Laurie Schacht, chief executive and president of Adventure Publishing, which brings out the Toy Insider Hot 20 list commented, "It's going to be the war of the tablets."
Is your child spending more than 3 hours online every working day? If yes, then watch out, your youngster is susceptible to be bullied, for such children stand a 110% extra risk. I am quoting these facts from cyberbullying statistics released last year.
During our childhood, we were often fed on Edward Coke’s words of precaution being better than cure. This has churned out a generation of cautious people; instincts further sharpened once we turned parents.