In the 21st century,
computers play a larger role in our lives at home
and at work. Previously it used to be said that one
was lost if one didn't know driving, now if a child
doesn't have computer knowledge, he would lose in
this day and age. It is very necessary that children
should grow up feeling comfortable with computer.
In fact learning to use a computer is like
learning a language. The sooner the child begins the better. Their the rules for using it
become second nature to the child and more sophisticated ways to use it are easily
Computer is a marvelous means of getting information. Maps, dictionaries, encyclopedias
are all available at the click of a mouse. Its good for data entry and word processing.
There are many interactive programs, educational softwares that make learning fun. However
to every coin there are two sides. Many children just like to use computers to play games
which are unimaginative carriers of violence. Some games promote aggression and violence.
Nowadays many children use the internet. Internet allows easy accessing of information on
computer in a way which is easily accessible and infinite in scope. Its potential for
teaching is immense. But along with the real advantages there are some dangers too. In
this virtual world of the internet, there are individuals who prey on children's,
innocence and immaturity to serve their own selfish needs. Pornography, violent games,
sexual chat discussion are few of the things easily accessible on the net. It is very
necessary to keep a check and control the use of the net.
It is very necessary to limit the hours of a child on the computer.
This will also depend on the individual child and his usage of
the computer. Make sure that the computer is being used for constructive