To kids the nineties were a simpler time. Children clutched teddy bears, sport was their favorite hobby and their work schedule and sleep was the only obstacle to spending time with a parent. Since then the planet has become an almost unrecognizable place. The rise of technology has had a dramatic impact on modern day kids who grow up cuddling iphones, playing sport on the Xbox instead of outside, and are even known to spend time with peers and parents on their electronic apps.
Nevertheless, parents are also realizing, according to the Real Insurance Australian Kids and Technology survey, the tremendous benefits that technology can have for their children and teens. What is of course important is that, irrespective of the advantages and disadvantages of using technology, 92.9 per cent of parents believe that there must be a balance between digital and physical play and interaction.
infographic by: www.realinsurance.com.au