There is no doubt that times and technology have changed drastically within even the last 30 years. The first cell phone wasn’t even invented until 1973. That’s only 42 years, and the world has completely changed.
In other news, the first personal computer made its debut around the same time. The year was 1975, but it wasn’t until Steve Jobs and his friend came on the scene that the world really changed forever.
The entire world is based off of computers and the internet. Try getting anything done without one. It’s a lot harder than you may think. Did you ever realize that your smartphone is just a miniature computer than you can make calls on? The technology really is spectacular.
However, with growing technology and an entirely digital world, the risks for your children are greater than ever. While computers offer a lot of benefits, they also open up a whole new door of threats.
The benefits of having a computer greatly outweigh the cons. There is really no arguing it in today’s world. Studies show that if a child learns about computers from a young age, they are more likely to be successful.
More than this, it’s practically impossible to operate in today’s modern world without computers or technology. It’s really all about opportunity cost and seizing the times. Evaluate how having a computer is going to help your child, because keeping your kids from computers will hurt them in the long run. The trick is to know moderation and how to protect your family from the threats that loom in the cyber world.
Cyber stalking, cyber bullying, trojans, viruses, pornagraphy, etc. The list of threats is great. The important thing to focus on in this case is how to safeguard against these things. From a young age, teach your kids about these threats. Warn them of the dangers of the online world. By teaching them early on, they’ll be less likely to fall prey.
In other measures, use a good firewall to block the junk from getting through to your kids. If your kids need computers for school, entertainment, or simply need their phones to keep in contact with you, take the necessary precautions.
If you ever need any help in knowing what to do to protect you and your family from viruses and threats, ask questions of trusted professionals. The moral of the story is that you can’t run or hide from the future. Embrace the change, but be wise in how you go about protecting your family from the not so good parts of that change. Most of all, enjoy the benefits of our advancing world.
Originally posted on November 25, 2015 @ 6:31 am