Exploring Parents' Perceptions And Approaches To Parenting In The Digital Age
Introduction: Today, technology has become an integral part of individuals' lives, particularly for children and young people who extensively use it. Parents are responsible for protecting and securing their children's safety and health, as well as reintegrating them into society. With the advances in the digital world, parents need to be able to use the internet and be a role model for their children in terms of internet use.This research illuminates the attitudes and methods of parents towards parenting during the digital era
Aim: This study aims to explore parents' attitudes towards digital parenting and to determine whether digital technology makes parenting more challenging or easier.
Methodology: A descriptive quantitative approach was used, and an online questionnaire was administered to 400 mothers with children under 14 years in Kottayam district, Kerala.
Result: Results showed that while some mothers believed that digital technology makes parenting more challenging, others believed that it makes it easier. Additionally, a majority of the mothers agreed that digital technology has an impact on their day-to-day lives.
Conclusion: The study emphasizes the need for parents to educate their children on the positives and drawbacks of the internet instead of banning their use of technology. Furthermore, it highlights the importance of encouraging children to be active and engage in creative activities. Although technology has made life easier, it is crucial to preserve human values.