Technology as a Tool to Parenting: It’s Effect on the Behaviour of the Children
Keywords:Millennial parents, technology, development
AbstractParents are the stepping stones for all children and they are nourished in a proper way through good parenting. As Covid-19 has brought the world to a standstill and it has pushed every aspect of our work over technology. Uses of technology due to extended lockdown has increased. It has both positive and negative impacts on the development of the children. Aim: To study what led Millennial parents’ resort to technology as a means to parenting style and its impact on the development of their children. Methodology: 80 children’s data were collected using Child Behaviour Checklist for age 1 ½ – 5. 9 couples were randomly selected to interview them. Results: Many children’s behaviour falls under the clinical and borderline range under many domains of the Child Behaviour Checklist. Interviewing the millennial parents, it was found that technology is the easiest means to handle kids. Conclusions: There are negative impacts on children’s behaviour due to frequent technology usage.
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