The low level of competence of parents is one of the starting issues on the topic of child safety on the Internet. This is followed by extremely rare motivation for meaningful, qualitative use of the Internet for educational purposes and by teachers. Due to the fact that the Internet is absolutely present and necessary in all segments of modern life, the conclusion is that for greater safety of children on the Internet, continuous work with all active parties is necessary at the very beginning of schooling, from their 7th year.
Parents, as the primary role model of children, must show by personal example how to use the Internet safely. A theoretical story alone is not enough. Rules must be established, but also be flexible. Start honest conversations early. Openness is key.
Recent UNICEF research has shown that children spend 3.4 hours a day online, up to 7 hours on weekends, mostly with gaming. As many as 74% of children aged 9 to 12 have a profile on a social network, although the lower age limit is 13.
The evolution of video games and the growth of their consumers is encouraging more and more research on the impact of video games on the health of people, especially children. According to experts, the results of recent research indicate that playing video games has numerous advantages and positive effects on the growth and development of children.
Children who play games have been shown to make faster and more correct decisions, develop team spirit as well as creativity, multitasking, learn foreign languages, focus more easily, develop memory and strategy, and develop critical thinking. These are serious skills needed in many life situations.
Gaming is much more than just fun, and the benefits and positive effects are the subject of a special conference at the Vibe Factory Festival.