Talking to Parents on Safety of School-Supplied Tech

Education Technology Insights | Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Parents are required to be educated on how to monitor children’s online activities to keep them on the right track.

FREMONT, CA: With the introduction of digital learning, many students are exposed to smart devices like laptops, smartphones, and tablets. However, such tools carry more aptitude than just school work. If the devices are not supervised well, then children are out in the open to the dangers of the internet. So, parents need to be educated on how to monitor children’s online activities to keep them on the right track.

Below are a few ways on how educators can talk to parents about the school provided tech.

Explain About the Benefits of Technology

Many parents are skeptical about the use of online technology instead of conventional books. So, guardians must learn the benefits of tech, and upon thorough understanding, they will assist organizations in ensuring that digital learning is a success. Alongside, parents should be given the opportunity to voice their opinions so that the school administrators can address their concerns with the lessons on the advantages of the education technology.

Teach the Fundamentals of Using the Devices

In case when students take the tech tool home to access the learning material, it is vital that parents have at least a basic knowledge of the technology and how it works. The understanding will make it hard for children to deceive their parents on what they do with devices. Further, since most parents use smartphones, teaching them the software and systems that the school uses becomes simple.

Teach the Possible Dangers that Smart Devices Bring with Themselves

Parents should know of the measures that are put in place to alleviate the risks that come along with digital learning technology. Schools should inform them of the filters applied that protect children from accessing inappropriate or illegal stuff. Besides, showing guardians how organizations are protecting personal data online can assure parents about technology.

Besides, also notify parents on the ways they can partake in ensuring that the children are protected while using tech at home. In addition, the alert gives parents a chance to control what is accessed by children on their devices.

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