The internet has become easily accessible to everyone such that, even children have access to it. These days, it is a source of worry to parents because, they feel the internet is depriving them from having real life experiences.
Asides gaming, the free time of kids is never left unoccupied, they use that time to surf the internet, blog, download and perform other activities online.
There are some warning signs which parents need to take note of in their children, to tell if they are addicted to the internet or not.
To start with, children who are addicted to the internet, tend to lose track of time when they are online. The reason for this is not far-fetched.
The internet is a virtual space which has created a home-like safe atmosphere that plays on the psychology of everyone. It takes a disciplined person to realize that it is falsehood.
For children, it is somewhat difficult for them to know that the internet is robbing them of reality. Therefore, they can spend hours without knowing, and this prevents them from taking part in other profitable activities.
In addition to this, they become angry or sad whenever they have to let go of the internet. When this sign is displayed in a kid, parents should act swiftly. Such child would also go through his or her messages online, emails inclusive several times daily.
Also, children who are addicted to the internet, would prefer to spend time online instead of spending it with their family or friends.
Due to this, they become liars because they do not want their loved ones to have an idea of what they are doing online. As a matter of fact, they go to the extent of sneaking to use the internet when there is no one around.
Parents need to solve this problem in kids, and one of the best ways is to address this problem by confronting their kid. You need to put some measures in place to cut down on their internet time.
Parents also need to be internet-savvy, they need to learn how it works in this age, so that they can be able to effectively monitor their children.