We’ve all heard the Internet be called “a really big city with no police”, and it's a scary place to let your kids loose unsupervised. If you're not concerned about your child's protection and the notion of invading your child's privacy irks you? well here are some statistics that will help put things into perspective!
The above are just some of the problems most commonly faced and reported by the younger generation:
Certain things shouldn't be posted online because they will harm your child's reputation or hurt their future chances for a job or college admission. What's more unrestricted access to the internet has shown to lead to unhealthy habits such as online gambling, drug abuse, or even porn addiction! These in turn lead to long-lasting physical, social and psychological problems for your child.
Tweens on average have a higher chance of posting or being accidentally exposed to such things!
Even though the internet has a good influence on education, as well as mental growth and economics. People are more doubtful of the internet’s impact on politics, psychological maturity and morality in particular. Exposure to violence on the internet has been consistently linked to antisocial behavior among youth. For example, violence victimization was found to be the single best predictor of violent behaviors for both boys and girls. (Blum, Ireland, & Blum, 2003)
Other than anti-social behavior there are many other habits that stem from inappropriate exposure on the internet, which have a detrimental effect on your child's future career. Here is a summarised list:
Did you notice the correlation in these habits? All of these habits stem from interactions that people have in their tween years!
The cause consequence relationship between the two lists that we have outlined is clear. These bad habits stem from problems faced by tweens on the internet, be it early exposure to porn or just a habit of procrastinating.
These bad habits are dreadful and have the capacity to spoil your child's complete career and future, so protect your tween from sites and habits that have a negative influence on them!