Elias Between Two Worlds - Ep.7 - Real World vs. Online World
The reality is we cannot stop our children from going online, nor can we monitor their activities 24/7. Our approach is to therefore share insights and tips on how parents can educate their children on the concept of internet safety. This is to ensure that our children will know how to exercise the right discretion and take precautions when they are on the web by themselves.
Can you imagine a week without the internet or your mobile phone? Children might have an even harder time with such a challenge, as their lives are often equally active in the online and offline world. But where do you draw the line between a “healthy” use of the internet and an addiction? Experts argue that what really matters is not how much time a child devotes to their device, but what that time is used for.
Today, kids live in two interconnected worlds – the online and the offline. It’s always been difficult to keep track of what a teenager is up to – and it’s no easier now with so much of their time spent using the internet. So how can you make sure that your kids stay out of trouble?
The internet and technology have become so important for business, travel and many other everyday tasks that they practically surround us all the time. This is true for the younger generation as well, including even the smallest children, but online surveys by ESET show that a majority of parents in Russia, the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States are not at all happy about this.
What did you dream of becoming when you were a kid? A doctor? A teacher? A pilot or an astronaut? A recent survey of 2000 parents of 11- to 16-year-olds shows that doctors (18%) are still number one on the dream job list. However, they are closely followed by social media influencers (17%) and more specifically, YouTubers (14%).