Tech-savvy children need to love gadgets, according to a new study, as the tech world has taken on an increasingly important role in the lives of many families.
In a new book titled ‘Your Kids Are Your Tech Heroes’, author Kristina Wicks describes how parents can use technology to help their kids learn to love the gadgets they love.
The book is about how technology can help children become the future, but it is also a reminder that technology is just one tool in the growing arsenal of the world’s kids, says Wicks, a senior lecturer in education at the University of Sydney.
Technology is an amazing thing, but sometimes it can also bring us to a place of conflict, conflict between what you think you know, she said.
It can bring us into conflict with our own children, which can be really difficult, she says.
Technology can help us in our daily lives, and it can be a very powerful tool to help us understand what is important to us, and the things we need to do in our lives, to help our kids grow.
She is also writing a book about technology in Australia.
Ms Wicks has written about how to teach children to love smartphones, computers and iPads, as well as how to create a child-friendly environment for children.
“Technology is so pervasive in our everyday lives,” she said in a recent interview with ABC Radio Perth.
“It’s not just about the technology, it’s also about the kids that are using it and how we are teaching them to use it.”
What is your kids’ favourite technology?
Topics:tech-and-technology,education,education-industry,kids,technology,schools,kids-and/or-younger-families,education—state-issues,government-and–politics,families-and‑children,australiaFirst posted June 02, 2020 07:57:00Contact Karen Smith