Help Your Child Address Their Technology Addiction (part 2)

  1. Handwriting

Currently, there is not much required for handwriting to be clean and beautiful because almost every document is drafted on technological equipment. However, the ability to write spelling is still one of the beginning lessons of elementary school children. Literacy also teaches children how to read and communicate, the ability to endure, persevere, and hard work. Children do not need to write beautiful, sophisticated but should maintain a clean, clear and easy-to-read way.

  1. Write a letter

The US Postal Service points out that in 2010, US households received an average of one letter in seven weeks, though nearly 30 years ago the mail was delivered on average every two weeks. Handwriting requires more time, effort and preparation than writing letters on technological equipment with applications for spelling and grammar checking. So the hand letters are disappearing.

However, hand mail is a valuable, long-term communication tool that can convey feelings better than technology letters. Handwritten letters also show a deep, serious relationship, so learning to write handwritten letters is still valuable.

  1. Look up information offline

With Google, just a few keywords, people can look up information in less than a minute. However, the disadvantage of information on the Internet is that the accuracy is not high and not suitable for academic purposes.

In situations where accurate data or verifiable information is required, a library search is an appropriate option. Instead of sitting on a computer researcher, children should go to the library, learn how to look up information and read censored documents. In addition, the library encourages students to explore ideas.

  1. Direct exchange

In the age of digital technology, even the grocery shopping can be replaced by online shopping, manipulating over the Internet without having to step out of the house. This convenience can quickly prevent a child from learning basic social skills like communication. Limiting social interaction makes children passive, self-contained, lose opportunities for career development or difficult to build relationships with people around them.

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