10 Reasons Why I Will Continue to Give my Children Handheld Devices

Chop Wood, Carry Water

Image My children, both on handheld devices, learning and laughing.

Last week the Huffington Post ran this article titled 10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12.

As an educator who advocates for the intentional and appropriate use of technology, I could go on about this forever. But instead I’m writing here as a mother.

Here are my 10 reasons why I will continue giving my children handheld devices, and all other forms of technology as well.

1) Because banning things never, ever, ever works. 

Remember when your parents wouldn’t let you watch rated R movies so you just went to your friends’ houses to watch them? I think I’d rather have my kids using technology and handheld devices with me beside them. Where I can engage with them, answer questions, and limit content if I have concerns.

2) Problem solving.

When my kids…

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Chinese New Year Getaway

Chinese New Year Getaway

Another starfish photo of mine. I got this photo while we were staying in one of the remote areas in Island Garden City of Samal particularly in Kaputian. We stayed in a small community.

We got there buy riding a bus from Sasa, Davao City. The bus was transported through a ferry boat to the the island. Davao-Kaputian fare is 55pesos. Then a habal-habal ride to the place is another 50 pesos.

We did not check in in any resort. A co-teacher of mine happened to have some relatives there. They accommodated us free of charge. We contributed for the food and other expenses. It’s so nice to meet people with SUCH BIG HEARTS.

It is such a great experience. More stories on the next posts.