How to make the use of technology more effective for children

Senior lecturer in education and technology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Dr Craig Blewett, has written a guide to ensure that children develop healthy tech habits when they are using devices instead of wasting time on “junk apps".

He says we need to be mindful of the fact that whether we like it or not, children are going to handle devices one way or the other because technology is everywhere.

The best thing parents can do is to make sure they are keeping an eye on what children are doing on those devices.

The key is to try to find a way that the usage of the device, even if its just social, is effective.

Dr Craig Blewett, Senior lecturer in education and technology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal

Blewett's research focused more on developing a model designed specifically for teachers and learners to try and change the way they use technology.

Listen below to hear how parents can make the use of technological devices effective:

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