I actively use the Internet, so it happened that my work is directly related to it. But when I do not work, I try to clean the computer aside. I strive in every way to attract my daughter with lively activities: reading, painting, traveling to interesting places. But looking at her peers, she occasionally asks for expensive toys – a phone and a tablet.
I do not even remember when Zhenya first spoke about how she needed a touch phone. Yes, yes, it is touch! But I was categorical.
We had particularly heated discussions a year ago, when she turned six. You see, Katya also has telephones in the courtyard (her closest friend, she was seven at that time), and Lesha, and several other people. Clearly, my child wants to keep up with the times, in other words: be no worse than others.
My husband almost went with her, and after several attacks, he began to say that you would go to school, study well, and buy a phone by the end of the year. But I intervened with my categorical no. Oh, I do not remember what words, but I managed to stop all these conversations. I promised to return to them when she was 10 years old.
For a whole year, we almost did not remember the touch phone. I managed to take the son of books and other interesting activities. Although one cannot say that I did not let her go to the computer: from time to time she included games online, such as a hidden object search.
And just a month before the birth of her daughter, her mother-in-law tells me in confidence that she bought Zhenya a tablet. I almost exploded inside! But she restrained herself and calmly told me what I thought about it. Grandmother was perplexed, but left the tablet to herself. Thank her for that!
Why am I not buying a phone for a child, etc.?
First, I believe that these are all expensive toys for which a seven-year-old child is not yet in a position to answer. It is checked how easy it is in our yard that new balls and dolls are lost, just yesterday such loved ones, and today I do not remember where left unattended for a couple of hours.
Secondly, I see that many children want the phone in order to play. Therefore, it needs a touch! Her friend Katya, as it turned out, doesn’t even know how to use her phone for calls, she only plays in it and makes fun on the Internet.
Third, it happened that the whole family went to visit, and when the child did not know what to do, they turned on the game on the phone. With evil birds. I stopped doing this, noticing how rapidly she was going through failures and victories, and also how difficult it was to tear her away from the phone later. With such a toy, she needs nothing more and nobody.
Now I am still thinking of buying the cheapest phone for calls, so that you can contact your child at school. But still doubt it. After all, when the child in the first grade had a stomach ache, the teacher called me and I quickly arrived. Do I need him?
What do you think, at what age can a child be given a phone and internet devices?