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As electronic products are widely used in our daily lives, children now consider the use of smartphones and laptops to be a commonplace, compared with a decade ago, when electronic technology was seen only as high-tech and full of curiosity and awe. In this case, many traditional parents think it is appropriate to limit their children's time on electronic devices, while I think parents' concerns are unnecessary.
First of all, the popularity of online teaching makes it necessary to cultivate the operating skills of electronic equipment. In recent years, a large number of online education resources and websites have emerged. The Khan Academy and Coursera have become the perfect place for students of all ages to supplement their classroom knowledge and broaden their horizons. In addition, The COVID-19 pandemic that has spread around the world has made it impossible for many schools to continue traditional instruction and instead teach online. This has forced a large number of students who are not familiar with computer operation to learn to participate in classes, interact with teachers and complete assignments online in a short time. It is foreseeable that online teaching will become another popular way of education in the near future. In this case, it is necessary to allow children to be exposed to electronic products from an early age and learn how to use them skillfully.
To be sure, it is understandable that parents are worried about their children's obsession with the Internet. After all, studies have shown that prolonged use of electronic devices can irreparably affect a child's health. We have also seen too many reports that children are addicted to computer games and the online world, which eventually affect their study and even lead to their crime. But these can't be solved by limiting the amount of time kids spend on electronics. In fact, parents need to realize that in this information age, frequent access to and use of electronic products is an inevitable trend. Effectively guiding children to use electronic devices correctly and teaching them to distinguish bad information on the Internet will not only protect children from the harm caused by electronic devices, but also enable them to maximize the benefits of electronic products.
The facts mentioned above show that restricting children's use of electronic devices is not a wise option. Parents need to correct their view towards electronic equipment and guide their children properly.