Call for more supervision in child computer use

child computerCoordinator of the Dominica Youth Business Trust (DYBT) Ceasarina Paul is urging parents to provide increased supervision for their children while using computers.

Paul made the remarks recently at the closing ceremony of a six-week computer summer program at the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) on Valley Road.

She said parents need to be kept up to par with the world of technology.

“To the parents I want to say please when you have your child and you have a computer at the house you have to give some level of supervision,” she said. “Even if your child went to do the computer course and they may be a bit more knowledgeable that you, you better start working towards advancing your skill and your knowledge on the computer to keep up to par with your child.”

According to her some parents take a back seat and allow their children to use the computer on their own.

“Sometimes parents become very laid back and they allow their children to sit at the computer for hours without supervision not realizing that very often they are exposed to a lot of negatives,” she pointed out.

She noted that parents have a responsibility to ensure the the time their children spend on the computer is positive.

“Supervise what your child or children are doing at the computer,” she said. “You will be thankful if you do, if you fail to you might be sorry and that’s the truth,”

Paul noted that she is not insinuating that “every child will go the wrong way, but in reality you have to give a level of supervision.”

 

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2 Comments

  1. longtong
    August 28, 2014

    You are so right and now we have wi fi its even worst now.

  2. LOL
    August 27, 2014

    sorry how? Give cases where a child using a computer has resulted in a situation that warrants being ‘sorry’. And I think you mean to say the internet though because just a computer alone will doubtfully have anything even slightly ‘negative’.

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