I.T Question for Parents



  • Hello,

    I wish all the best to your children but I wondered this, especially for small kids (I dont have any):

    1. Would you like your kids to be I.T Smart as you and be in the I.T Field ? I actually would hate it, I would want them the farthest thing from I.T so we can leave the house once a while.

    2. Abit related to 1, if you teach them how to be smart in using I.T devices, It is scary for me seeing my brother child seeing all those weird videos supposedly target-ted for children on You-tube and how soon kids age of 4 can navigate smart phone or tablet, but how can we combat this? Offline content perhaps, any other good ideas .



  • Not a parent here. . . but I would want my children to be technically smart. Not knowing how to use technology is a hindrance and would mean that my kid would be behind the curve.

    And I'm not saying that they need to know how to use an iPad. But to actually use and maintain the systems in their lives.

    Now with the goal of blocking content, you'd use a content filter. Most of which are an all or nothing approach. So if you don't want your kids on youtube, block the entire domain.



  • @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    Hello,

    I wish all the best to your children but I wondered this, especially for small kids (I dont have any):

    1. Would you like your kids to be I.T Smart as you and be in the I.T Field ? I actually would hate it, I would want them the farthest thing from I.T so we can leave the house once a while.

    2. Abit related to 1, if you teach them how to be smart in using I.T devices, It is scary for me seeing my brother child seeing all those weird videos supposedly target-ted for children on You-tube and how soon kids age of 4 can navigate smart phone or tablet, but how can we combat this? Offline content perhaps, any other good ideas .

    We taught ours to be 1 he had his first computer at 4 years old (he is 20 now) and was interning for me here at NTG at 13 and now works full time for us. I know that @scottalanmiller also is very much all for IT Smart.



  • @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    Hello,

    I wish all the best to your children but I wondered this, especially for small kids (I dont have any):

    1. Would you like your kids to be I.T Smart as you and be in the I.T Field ? I actually would hate it, I would want them the farthest thing from I.T so we can leave the house once a while.

    What does this have to do with leaving the house? Granted, if your hobby is something on the computer, you're more likely to stay indoors, but it doesn't mean you're relegated to never going outside.

    I think this has more to do with exposure to those other things.

    1. Abit related to 1, if you teach them how to be smart in using I.T devices, It is scary for me seeing my brother child seeing all those weird videos supposedly target-ted for children on You-tube and ...

    How to use devices doesn't mean you're smart in IT, it just means you learned how to use a device. A person who can make an iPad sing doesn't mean they are an IT Pro.
    What weird videos are you talking about? Of course as a parent, it's your job to monitor what your children are viewing. I'm pretty sure YouTube has a child friendly mode for things like this.

    how soon kids age of 4 can navigate smart phone or tablet, but how can we combat this? Offline content perhaps, any other good ideas .

    What are you trying to combat? Their use of technology? why? It's the world we live in. Should they have more skills than just how to operate a smart phone/tablet, sure, but should you reduce their skill there? I don't think so.

    Is there something about your own life you are unhappy with, that you think forcing yourself to do outdoor activities will make you happier? or any non IT activities that will make you happier?



  • I want my child to be IT smart -- at least well enough to work on his own stuff... I'm not going to try and force him to make a career out of it or anything.



  • @dashrender

    @dashrender said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    Hello,

    I wish all the best to your children but I wondered this, especially for small kids (I dont have any):

    1. Would you like your kids to be I.T Smart as you and be in the I.T Field ? I actually would hate it, I would want them the farthest thing from I.T so we can leave the house once a while.

    What does this have to do with leaving the house? Granted, if your hobby is something on the computer, you're more likely to stay indoors, but it doesn't mean you're relegated to never going outside.

    I think this has more to do with exposure to those other things.

    1. Abit related to 1, if you teach them how to be smart in using I.T devices, It is scary for me seeing my brother child seeing all those weird videos supposedly target-ted for children on You-tube and ...

    How to use devices doesn't mean you're smart in IT, it just means you learned how to use a device. A person who can make an iPad sing doesn't mean they are an IT Pro.
    What weird videos are you talking about? Of course as a parent, it's your job to monitor what your children are viewing. I'm pretty sure YouTube has a child friendly mode for things like this.

    how soon kids age of 4 can navigate smart phone or tablet, but how can we combat this? Offline content perhaps, any other good ideas .

    What are you trying to combat? Their use of technology? why? It's the world we live in. Should they have more skills than just how to operate a smart phone/tablet, sure, but should you reduce their skill there? I don't think so.

    Is there something about your own life you are unhappy with, that you think forcing yourself to do outdoor activities will make you happier? or any non IT activities that will make you happier?

    What about shit like this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYDWLuoE-vA
    Youtube Video

    For some reason its all the rage for some kinds of kids, they are obsessed with it. The thing is you cant monitor them all the time, btw I heard 2 parents complained over this in Canada and Jordan.



  • I expose my kids to as much tech as I can.



  • @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @dashrender

    @dashrender said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    Hello,

    I wish all the best to your children but I wondered this, especially for small kids (I dont have any):

    1. Would you like your kids to be I.T Smart as you and be in the I.T Field ? I actually would hate it, I would want them the farthest thing from I.T so we can leave the house once a while.

    What does this have to do with leaving the house? Granted, if your hobby is something on the computer, you're more likely to stay indoors, but it doesn't mean you're relegated to never going outside.

    I think this has more to do with exposure to those other things.

    1. Abit related to 1, if you teach them how to be smart in using I.T devices, It is scary for me seeing my brother child seeing all those weird videos supposedly target-ted for children on You-tube and ...

    How to use devices doesn't mean you're smart in IT, it just means you learned how to use a device. A person who can make an iPad sing doesn't mean they are an IT Pro.
    What weird videos are you talking about? Of course as a parent, it's your job to monitor what your children are viewing. I'm pretty sure YouTube has a child friendly mode for things like this.

    how soon kids age of 4 can navigate smart phone or tablet, but how can we combat this? Offline content perhaps, any other good ideas .

    What are you trying to combat? Their use of technology? why? It's the world we live in. Should they have more skills than just how to operate a smart phone/tablet, sure, but should you reduce their skill there? I don't think so.

    Is there something about your own life you are unhappy with, that you think forcing yourself to do outdoor activities will make you happier? or any non IT activities that will make you happier?

    What about shit like this:

    For some reason its all the rage for some kinds of kids, they are obsessed with it. The thing is you cant monitor them all the time, btw I heard 2 parents complained over this in Canada and Jordan.

    People will complain about all kinds of content. A lot of it is just that, shit. But as a parent it would be your responsibility to allow to not allow your children to see that kind of content.

    The topic is in the weeds already, you're asking if the parents here would chose to willfully not allow our kids to use technology as a means to "protect" them from content you find objectionable.

    Which just isn't realistic.

    Blocking content that you find objectionable is a different topic entirely.



  • That video has nothing to do with IT.

    I suppose some people would be bothered by it.. and there's definitely a culture where that type of thing is funny/the rage (I'm definitely not part of it - yawn).

    But the question is, does that video show up in YouTube Kids?



  • @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @dashrender

    @dashrender said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    Hello,

    I wish all the best to your children but I wondered this, especially for small kids (I dont have any):

    1. Would you like your kids to be I.T Smart as you and be in the I.T Field ? I actually would hate it, I would want them the farthest thing from I.T so we can leave the house once a while.

    What does this have to do with leaving the house? Granted, if your hobby is something on the computer, you're more likely to stay indoors, but it doesn't mean you're relegated to never going outside.

    I think this has more to do with exposure to those other things.

    1. Abit related to 1, if you teach them how to be smart in using I.T devices, It is scary for me seeing my brother child seeing all those weird videos supposedly target-ted for children on You-tube and ...

    How to use devices doesn't mean you're smart in IT, it just means you learned how to use a device. A person who can make an iPad sing doesn't mean they are an IT Pro.
    What weird videos are you talking about? Of course as a parent, it's your job to monitor what your children are viewing. I'm pretty sure YouTube has a child friendly mode for things like this.

    how soon kids age of 4 can navigate smart phone or tablet, but how can we combat this? Offline content perhaps, any other good ideas .

    What are you trying to combat? Their use of technology? why? It's the world we live in. Should they have more skills than just how to operate a smart phone/tablet, sure, but should you reduce their skill there? I don't think so.

    Is there something about your own life you are unhappy with, that you think forcing yourself to do outdoor activities will make you happier? or any non IT activities that will make you happier?

    What about shit like this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYDWLuoE-vA
    Youtube Video

    For some reason its all the rage for some kinds of kids, they are obsessed with it. The thing is you cant monitor them all the time, btw I heard 2 parents complained over this in Canada and Jordan.

    What does that have to do with IT?



  • @coliver said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @dashrender

    @dashrender said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    Hello,

    I wish all the best to your children but I wondered this, especially for small kids (I dont have any):

    1. Would you like your kids to be I.T Smart as you and be in the I.T Field ? I actually would hate it, I would want them the farthest thing from I.T so we can leave the house once a while.

    What does this have to do with leaving the house? Granted, if your hobby is something on the computer, you're more likely to stay indoors, but it doesn't mean you're relegated to never going outside.

    I think this has more to do with exposure to those other things.

    1. Abit related to 1, if you teach them how to be smart in using I.T devices, It is scary for me seeing my brother child seeing all those weird videos supposedly target-ted for children on You-tube and ...

    How to use devices doesn't mean you're smart in IT, it just means you learned how to use a device. A person who can make an iPad sing doesn't mean they are an IT Pro.
    What weird videos are you talking about? Of course as a parent, it's your job to monitor what your children are viewing. I'm pretty sure YouTube has a child friendly mode for things like this.

    how soon kids age of 4 can navigate smart phone or tablet, but how can we combat this? Offline content perhaps, any other good ideas .

    What are you trying to combat? Their use of technology? why? It's the world we live in. Should they have more skills than just how to operate a smart phone/tablet, sure, but should you reduce their skill there? I don't think so.

    Is there something about your own life you are unhappy with, that you think forcing yourself to do outdoor activities will make you happier? or any non IT activities that will make you happier?

    What about shit like this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYDWLuoE-vA
    Youtube Video

    For some reason its all the rage for some kinds of kids, they are obsessed with it. The thing is you cant monitor them all the time, btw I heard 2 parents complained over this in Canada and Jordan.

    What does that have to do with IT?

    I think what he's going at is, how does a parent keep stuff like this away from his children?



  • @nerdydad said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @coliver said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @dashrender

    @dashrender said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    Hello,

    I wish all the best to your children but I wondered this, especially for small kids (I dont have any):

    1. Would you like your kids to be I.T Smart as you and be in the I.T Field ? I actually would hate it, I would want them the farthest thing from I.T so we can leave the house once a while.

    What does this have to do with leaving the house? Granted, if your hobby is something on the computer, you're more likely to stay indoors, but it doesn't mean you're relegated to never going outside.

    I think this has more to do with exposure to those other things.

    1. Abit related to 1, if you teach them how to be smart in using I.T devices, It is scary for me seeing my brother child seeing all those weird videos supposedly target-ted for children on You-tube and ...

    How to use devices doesn't mean you're smart in IT, it just means you learned how to use a device. A person who can make an iPad sing doesn't mean they are an IT Pro.
    What weird videos are you talking about? Of course as a parent, it's your job to monitor what your children are viewing. I'm pretty sure YouTube has a child friendly mode for things like this.

    how soon kids age of 4 can navigate smart phone or tablet, but how can we combat this? Offline content perhaps, any other good ideas .

    What are you trying to combat? Their use of technology? why? It's the world we live in. Should they have more skills than just how to operate a smart phone/tablet, sure, but should you reduce their skill there? I don't think so.

    Is there something about your own life you are unhappy with, that you think forcing yourself to do outdoor activities will make you happier? or any non IT activities that will make you happier?

    What about shit like this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYDWLuoE-vA
    Youtube Video

    For some reason its all the rage for some kinds of kids, they are obsessed with it. The thing is you cant monitor them all the time, btw I heard 2 parents complained over this in Canada and Jordan.

    What does that have to do with IT?

    I think what he's going at is, how does a parent keep stuff like this away from his children?

    By being a responsible parent and monitoring your children's online activity. . .



  • Dad of 2 small kids...we do expose them to some things but we also monitor their intake of said technologies. Both are already versed in phones and tablets and the oldest has a small Win10 laptop, which I have locked down somewhat. However, I am wanting to expose them to some linux distros so that they don't become entrenched in Windows and never be able to learn something on their own.



  • @nerdydad said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @coliver said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @dashrender

    @dashrender said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    Hello,

    I wish all the best to your children but I wondered this, especially for small kids (I dont have any):

    1. Would you like your kids to be I.T Smart as you and be in the I.T Field ? I actually would hate it, I would want them the farthest thing from I.T so we can leave the house once a while.

    What does this have to do with leaving the house? Granted, if your hobby is something on the computer, you're more likely to stay indoors, but it doesn't mean you're relegated to never going outside.

    I think this has more to do with exposure to those other things.

    1. Abit related to 1, if you teach them how to be smart in using I.T devices, It is scary for me seeing my brother child seeing all those weird videos supposedly target-ted for children on You-tube and ...

    How to use devices doesn't mean you're smart in IT, it just means you learned how to use a device. A person who can make an iPad sing doesn't mean they are an IT Pro.
    What weird videos are you talking about? Of course as a parent, it's your job to monitor what your children are viewing. I'm pretty sure YouTube has a child friendly mode for things like this.

    how soon kids age of 4 can navigate smart phone or tablet, but how can we combat this? Offline content perhaps, any other good ideas .

    What are you trying to combat? Their use of technology? why? It's the world we live in. Should they have more skills than just how to operate a smart phone/tablet, sure, but should you reduce their skill there? I don't think so.

    Is there something about your own life you are unhappy with, that you think forcing yourself to do outdoor activities will make you happier? or any non IT activities that will make you happier?

    What about shit like this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYDWLuoE-vA
    Youtube Video

    For some reason its all the rage for some kinds of kids, they are obsessed with it. The thing is you cant monitor them all the time, btw I heard 2 parents complained over this in Canada and Jordan.

    What does that have to do with IT?

    I think what he's going at is, how does a parent keep stuff like this away from his children?

    It depends? Be around when your kid is on the computer? Limit the amount of screen time they are allotted? Actually do some parenting? You aren't going to stop kids from watching objectionable content, but you can do a good job explaining to them why you think it is objectionable.



  • @coliver said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @nerdydad said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @coliver said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @dashrender

    @dashrender said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    Hello,

    I wish all the best to your children but I wondered this, especially for small kids (I dont have any):

    1. Would you like your kids to be I.T Smart as you and be in the I.T Field ? I actually would hate it, I would want them the farthest thing from I.T so we can leave the house once a while.

    What does this have to do with leaving the house? Granted, if your hobby is something on the computer, you're more likely to stay indoors, but it doesn't mean you're relegated to never going outside.

    I think this has more to do with exposure to those other things.

    1. Abit related to 1, if you teach them how to be smart in using I.T devices, It is scary for me seeing my brother child seeing all those weird videos supposedly target-ted for children on You-tube and ...

    How to use devices doesn't mean you're smart in IT, it just means you learned how to use a device. A person who can make an iPad sing doesn't mean they are an IT Pro.
    What weird videos are you talking about? Of course as a parent, it's your job to monitor what your children are viewing. I'm pretty sure YouTube has a child friendly mode for things like this.

    how soon kids age of 4 can navigate smart phone or tablet, but how can we combat this? Offline content perhaps, any other good ideas .

    What are you trying to combat? Their use of technology? why? It's the world we live in. Should they have more skills than just how to operate a smart phone/tablet, sure, but should you reduce their skill there? I don't think so.

    Is there something about your own life you are unhappy with, that you think forcing yourself to do outdoor activities will make you happier? or any non IT activities that will make you happier?

    What about shit like this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYDWLuoE-vA
    Youtube Video

    For some reason its all the rage for some kinds of kids, they are obsessed with it. The thing is you cant monitor them all the time, btw I heard 2 parents complained over this in Canada and Jordan.

    What does that have to do with IT?

    I think what he's going at is, how does a parent keep stuff like this away from his children?

    It depends? Be around when your kid is on the computer? Limit the amount of screen time they are allotted? Actually do some parenting? You aren't going to stop kids from watching objectionable content, but you can do a good job explaining to them why you think it is objectionable.

    ^^^ This ^^^ Can't up it enough.



  • IT as in actual IT or as in technology like tablets and tech gadgets? Need that cleared up here because it was used interchangeably in places above.

    I don't think it's a good idea to keep them away from tech. I think that would actually hurt them or have a negative effect in life.

    As for IT, same as any real profession... expose them to every career field... encourage what they take an interest in, within reason of course.



  • And I fail to understand where knowledge of IT plays into parenting. I would love it for my daughter to be IT Smart. I plan on getting her playing programming games as soon as she can use a computer, and then moving toward actually building her own lab when she is a bit older. If she doesn't find it interesting at least she will get an inkling of how to troubleshoot and identify problems on her own.



  • I've started teaching my child at an early age. It's no different than having our kids learning a different language, reading and so forth at an early age.

    We protect our kids by educating them. Just like we do with everything else.
    Phone and tablets having parental controls and there's a lot of options out there to control web contents. Some can be manage easier via an app or browser.



  • @coliver said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @nerdydad said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @coliver said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @dashrender

    @dashrender said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    Hello,

    I wish all the best to your children but I wondered this, especially for small kids (I dont have any):

    1. Would you like your kids to be I.T Smart as you and be in the I.T Field ? I actually would hate it, I would want them the farthest thing from I.T so we can leave the house once a while.

    What does this have to do with leaving the house? Granted, if your hobby is something on the computer, you're more likely to stay indoors, but it doesn't mean you're relegated to never going outside.

    I think this has more to do with exposure to those other things.

    1. Abit related to 1, if you teach them how to be smart in using I.T devices, It is scary for me seeing my brother child seeing all those weird videos supposedly target-ted for children on You-tube and ...

    How to use devices doesn't mean you're smart in IT, it just means you learned how to use a device. A person who can make an iPad sing doesn't mean they are an IT Pro.
    What weird videos are you talking about? Of course as a parent, it's your job to monitor what your children are viewing. I'm pretty sure YouTube has a child friendly mode for things like this.

    how soon kids age of 4 can navigate smart phone or tablet, but how can we combat this? Offline content perhaps, any other good ideas .

    What are you trying to combat? Their use of technology? why? It's the world we live in. Should they have more skills than just how to operate a smart phone/tablet, sure, but should you reduce their skill there? I don't think so.

    Is there something about your own life you are unhappy with, that you think forcing yourself to do outdoor activities will make you happier? or any non IT activities that will make you happier?

    What about shit like this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYDWLuoE-vA
    Youtube Video

    For some reason its all the rage for some kinds of kids, they are obsessed with it. The thing is you cant monitor them all the time, btw I heard 2 parents complained over this in Canada and Jordan.

    What does that have to do with IT?

    I think what he's going at is, how does a parent keep stuff like this away from his children?

    It depends? Be around when your kid is on the computer? Limit the amount of screen time they are allotted? Actually do some parenting? You aren't going to stop kids from watching objectionable content, but you can do a good job explaining to them why you think it is objectionable.

    like an WiFi on/off hours policy.



  • @dashrender said in I.T Question for Parents:

    That video has nothing to do with IT.

    I suppose some people would be bothered by it.. and there's definitely a culture where that type of thing is funny/the rage (I'm definitely not part of it - yawn).

    But the question is, does that video show up in YouTube Kids?

    There is something called Fake cartoons that showup yes:

    https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/04/03/parents-warned-of-fake-explicit-cartoon-videos-on-youtube-kids/22023727/

    http://www.collective-evolution.com/2017/06/28/parents-something-is-terribly-wrong-with-many-youtube-videos-for-children/



  • @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @coliver said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @nerdydad said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @coliver said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @dashrender

    @dashrender said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    Hello,

    I wish all the best to your children but I wondered this, especially for small kids (I dont have any):

    1. Would you like your kids to be I.T Smart as you and be in the I.T Field ? I actually would hate it, I would want them the farthest thing from I.T so we can leave the house once a while.

    What does this have to do with leaving the house? Granted, if your hobby is something on the computer, you're more likely to stay indoors, but it doesn't mean you're relegated to never going outside.

    I think this has more to do with exposure to those other things.

    1. Abit related to 1, if you teach them how to be smart in using I.T devices, It is scary for me seeing my brother child seeing all those weird videos supposedly target-ted for children on You-tube and ...

    How to use devices doesn't mean you're smart in IT, it just means you learned how to use a device. A person who can make an iPad sing doesn't mean they are an IT Pro.
    What weird videos are you talking about? Of course as a parent, it's your job to monitor what your children are viewing. I'm pretty sure YouTube has a child friendly mode for things like this.

    how soon kids age of 4 can navigate smart phone or tablet, but how can we combat this? Offline content perhaps, any other good ideas .

    What are you trying to combat? Their use of technology? why? It's the world we live in. Should they have more skills than just how to operate a smart phone/tablet, sure, but should you reduce their skill there? I don't think so.

    Is there something about your own life you are unhappy with, that you think forcing yourself to do outdoor activities will make you happier? or any non IT activities that will make you happier?

    What about shit like this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYDWLuoE-vA
    Youtube Video

    For some reason its all the rage for some kinds of kids, they are obsessed with it. The thing is you cant monitor them all the time, btw I heard 2 parents complained over this in Canada and Jordan.

    What does that have to do with IT?

    I think what he's going at is, how does a parent keep stuff like this away from his children?

    It depends? Be around when your kid is on the computer? Limit the amount of screen time they are allotted? Actually do some parenting? You aren't going to stop kids from watching objectionable content, but you can do a good job explaining to them why you think it is objectionable.

    like an WiFi on/off hours policy.

    Or make it clear, for young kids, that they are only allowed on the device when an adult is present.



  • @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @dashrender said in I.T Question for Parents:

    That video has nothing to do with IT.

    I suppose some people would be bothered by it.. and there's definitely a culture where that type of thing is funny/the rage (I'm definitely not part of it - yawn).

    But the question is, does that video show up in YouTube Kids?

    There is something called Fake cartoons that showup yes:

    https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/04/03/parents-warned-of-fake-explicit-cartoon-videos-on-youtube-kids/22023727/

    http://www.collective-evolution.com/2017/06/28/parents-something-is-terribly-wrong-with-many-youtube-videos-for-children/

    And the expert even says.

    "They either shouldn't be on iPads or you should be sitting with them while they're on it," he continued.



  • @coliver said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @coliver said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @nerdydad said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @coliver said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @dashrender

    @dashrender said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    Hello,

    I wish all the best to your children but I wondered this, especially for small kids (I dont have any):

    1. Would you like your kids to be I.T Smart as you and be in the I.T Field ? I actually would hate it, I would want them the farthest thing from I.T so we can leave the house once a while.

    What does this have to do with leaving the house? Granted, if your hobby is something on the computer, you're more likely to stay indoors, but it doesn't mean you're relegated to never going outside.

    I think this has more to do with exposure to those other things.

    1. Abit related to 1, if you teach them how to be smart in using I.T devices, It is scary for me seeing my brother child seeing all those weird videos supposedly target-ted for children on You-tube and ...

    How to use devices doesn't mean you're smart in IT, it just means you learned how to use a device. A person who can make an iPad sing doesn't mean they are an IT Pro.
    What weird videos are you talking about? Of course as a parent, it's your job to monitor what your children are viewing. I'm pretty sure YouTube has a child friendly mode for things like this.

    how soon kids age of 4 can navigate smart phone or tablet, but how can we combat this? Offline content perhaps, any other good ideas .

    What are you trying to combat? Their use of technology? why? It's the world we live in. Should they have more skills than just how to operate a smart phone/tablet, sure, but should you reduce their skill there? I don't think so.

    Is there something about your own life you are unhappy with, that you think forcing yourself to do outdoor activities will make you happier? or any non IT activities that will make you happier?

    What about shit like this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYDWLuoE-vA
    Youtube Video

    For some reason its all the rage for some kinds of kids, they are obsessed with it. The thing is you cant monitor them all the time, btw I heard 2 parents complained over this in Canada and Jordan.

    What does that have to do with IT?

    I think what he's going at is, how does a parent keep stuff like this away from his children?

    It depends? Be around when your kid is on the computer? Limit the amount of screen time they are allotted? Actually do some parenting? You aren't going to stop kids from watching objectionable content, but you can do a good job explaining to them why you think it is objectionable.

    like an WiFi on/off hours policy.

    Or make it clear, for young kids, that they are only allowed on the device when an adult is present.

    These are like HR policies at work - and like HR, you must be willing to enforce them when you know they are broken, otherwise, why bother?


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    @msff-amman-itofficer my kids want to run bakeries.



  • @nerdydad said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @coliver said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @dashrender

    @dashrender said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    Hello,

    I wish all the best to your children but I wondered this, especially for small kids (I dont have any):

    1. Would you like your kids to be I.T Smart as you and be in the I.T Field ? I actually would hate it, I would want them the farthest thing from I.T so we can leave the house once a while.

    What does this have to do with leaving the house? Granted, if your hobby is something on the computer, you're more likely to stay indoors, but it doesn't mean you're relegated to never going outside.

    I think this has more to do with exposure to those other things.

    1. Abit related to 1, if you teach them how to be smart in using I.T devices, It is scary for me seeing my brother child seeing all those weird videos supposedly target-ted for children on You-tube and ...

    How to use devices doesn't mean you're smart in IT, it just means you learned how to use a device. A person who can make an iPad sing doesn't mean they are an IT Pro.
    What weird videos are you talking about? Of course as a parent, it's your job to monitor what your children are viewing. I'm pretty sure YouTube has a child friendly mode for things like this.

    how soon kids age of 4 can navigate smart phone or tablet, but how can we combat this? Offline content perhaps, any other good ideas .

    What are you trying to combat? Their use of technology? why? It's the world we live in. Should they have more skills than just how to operate a smart phone/tablet, sure, but should you reduce their skill there? I don't think so.

    Is there something about your own life you are unhappy with, that you think forcing yourself to do outdoor activities will make you happier? or any non IT activities that will make you happier?

    What about shit like this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYDWLuoE-vA
    Youtube Video

    For some reason its all the rage for some kinds of kids, they are obsessed with it. The thing is you cant monitor them all the time, btw I heard 2 parents complained over this in Canada and Jordan.

    What does that have to do with IT?

    I think what he's going at is, how does a parent keep stuff like this away from his children?

    Computer goes in the main area of the house where parents can walk by at any time and see what said child is doing (drove my teenager nuts). Also being smarter than said child so that you can search internet history etc.



  • @minion-queen said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @nerdydad said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @coliver said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @dashrender

    @dashrender said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    Hello,

    I wish all the best to your children but I wondered this, especially for small kids (I dont have any):

    1. Would you like your kids to be I.T Smart as you and be in the I.T Field ? I actually would hate it, I would want them the farthest thing from I.T so we can leave the house once a while.

    What does this have to do with leaving the house? Granted, if your hobby is something on the computer, you're more likely to stay indoors, but it doesn't mean you're relegated to never going outside.

    I think this has more to do with exposure to those other things.

    1. Abit related to 1, if you teach them how to be smart in using I.T devices, It is scary for me seeing my brother child seeing all those weird videos supposedly target-ted for children on You-tube and ...

    How to use devices doesn't mean you're smart in IT, it just means you learned how to use a device. A person who can make an iPad sing doesn't mean they are an IT Pro.
    What weird videos are you talking about? Of course as a parent, it's your job to monitor what your children are viewing. I'm pretty sure YouTube has a child friendly mode for things like this.

    how soon kids age of 4 can navigate smart phone or tablet, but how can we combat this? Offline content perhaps, any other good ideas .

    What are you trying to combat? Their use of technology? why? It's the world we live in. Should they have more skills than just how to operate a smart phone/tablet, sure, but should you reduce their skill there? I don't think so.

    Is there something about your own life you are unhappy with, that you think forcing yourself to do outdoor activities will make you happier? or any non IT activities that will make you happier?

    What about shit like this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYDWLuoE-vA
    Youtube Video

    For some reason its all the rage for some kinds of kids, they are obsessed with it. The thing is you cant monitor them all the time, btw I heard 2 parents complained over this in Canada and Jordan.

    What does that have to do with IT?

    I think what he's going at is, how does a parent keep stuff like this away from his children?

    Computer goes in the main area of the house where parents can walk by at any time and see what said child is doing (drove my teenager nuts). Also being smarter than said child so that you can search internet history etc.

    This is where proxies come into play as well.



  • @nerdydad said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @minion-queen said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @nerdydad said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @coliver said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @dashrender

    @dashrender said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    Hello,

    I wish all the best to your children but I wondered this, especially for small kids (I dont have any):

    1. Would you like your kids to be I.T Smart as you and be in the I.T Field ? I actually would hate it, I would want them the farthest thing from I.T so we can leave the house once a while.

    What does this have to do with leaving the house? Granted, if your hobby is something on the computer, you're more likely to stay indoors, but it doesn't mean you're relegated to never going outside.

    I think this has more to do with exposure to those other things.

    1. Abit related to 1, if you teach them how to be smart in using I.T devices, It is scary for me seeing my brother child seeing all those weird videos supposedly target-ted for children on You-tube and ...

    How to use devices doesn't mean you're smart in IT, it just means you learned how to use a device. A person who can make an iPad sing doesn't mean they are an IT Pro.
    What weird videos are you talking about? Of course as a parent, it's your job to monitor what your children are viewing. I'm pretty sure YouTube has a child friendly mode for things like this.

    how soon kids age of 4 can navigate smart phone or tablet, but how can we combat this? Offline content perhaps, any other good ideas .

    What are you trying to combat? Their use of technology? why? It's the world we live in. Should they have more skills than just how to operate a smart phone/tablet, sure, but should you reduce their skill there? I don't think so.

    Is there something about your own life you are unhappy with, that you think forcing yourself to do outdoor activities will make you happier? or any non IT activities that will make you happier?

    What about shit like this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYDWLuoE-vA
    Youtube Video

    For some reason its all the rage for some kinds of kids, they are obsessed with it. The thing is you cant monitor them all the time, btw I heard 2 parents complained over this in Canada and Jordan.

    What does that have to do with IT?

    I think what he's going at is, how does a parent keep stuff like this away from his children?

    Computer goes in the main area of the house where parents can walk by at any time and see what said child is doing (drove my teenager nuts). Also being smarter than said child so that you can search internet history etc.

    This is where proxies come into play as well.

    Yes until your kid get's better than you at it 🙂



  • @minion-queen said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @nerdydad said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @minion-queen said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @nerdydad said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @coliver said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @dashrender

    @dashrender said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    Hello,

    I wish all the best to your children but I wondered this, especially for small kids (I dont have any):

    1. Would you like your kids to be I.T Smart as you and be in the I.T Field ? I actually would hate it, I would want them the farthest thing from I.T so we can leave the house once a while.

    What does this have to do with leaving the house? Granted, if your hobby is something on the computer, you're more likely to stay indoors, but it doesn't mean you're relegated to never going outside.

    I think this has more to do with exposure to those other things.

    1. Abit related to 1, if you teach them how to be smart in using I.T devices, It is scary for me seeing my brother child seeing all those weird videos supposedly target-ted for children on You-tube and ...

    How to use devices doesn't mean you're smart in IT, it just means you learned how to use a device. A person who can make an iPad sing doesn't mean they are an IT Pro.
    What weird videos are you talking about? Of course as a parent, it's your job to monitor what your children are viewing. I'm pretty sure YouTube has a child friendly mode for things like this.

    how soon kids age of 4 can navigate smart phone or tablet, but how can we combat this? Offline content perhaps, any other good ideas .

    What are you trying to combat? Their use of technology? why? It's the world we live in. Should they have more skills than just how to operate a smart phone/tablet, sure, but should you reduce their skill there? I don't think so.

    Is there something about your own life you are unhappy with, that you think forcing yourself to do outdoor activities will make you happier? or any non IT activities that will make you happier?

    What about shit like this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYDWLuoE-vA
    Youtube Video

    For some reason its all the rage for some kinds of kids, they are obsessed with it. The thing is you cant monitor them all the time, btw I heard 2 parents complained over this in Canada and Jordan.

    What does that have to do with IT?

    I think what he's going at is, how does a parent keep stuff like this away from his children?

    Computer goes in the main area of the house where parents can walk by at any time and see what said child is doing (drove my teenager nuts). Also being smarter than said child so that you can search internet history etc.

    This is where proxies come into play as well.

    Yes until your kid get's better than you at it 🙂

    At that point, all you can really do is hope they share a same moral base as you. It's really mostly time to get out of the way then.



  • @dashrender said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @minion-queen said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @nerdydad said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @minion-queen said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @nerdydad said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @coliver said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @dashrender

    @dashrender said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    Hello,

    I wish all the best to your children but I wondered this, especially for small kids (I dont have any):

    1. Would you like your kids to be I.T Smart as you and be in the I.T Field ? I actually would hate it, I would want them the farthest thing from I.T so we can leave the house once a while.

    What does this have to do with leaving the house? Granted, if your hobby is something on the computer, you're more likely to stay indoors, but it doesn't mean you're relegated to never going outside.

    I think this has more to do with exposure to those other things.

    1. Abit related to 1, if you teach them how to be smart in using I.T devices, It is scary for me seeing my brother child seeing all those weird videos supposedly target-ted for children on You-tube and ...

    How to use devices doesn't mean you're smart in IT, it just means you learned how to use a device. A person who can make an iPad sing doesn't mean they are an IT Pro.
    What weird videos are you talking about? Of course as a parent, it's your job to monitor what your children are viewing. I'm pretty sure YouTube has a child friendly mode for things like this.

    how soon kids age of 4 can navigate smart phone or tablet, but how can we combat this? Offline content perhaps, any other good ideas .

    What are you trying to combat? Their use of technology? why? It's the world we live in. Should they have more skills than just how to operate a smart phone/tablet, sure, but should you reduce their skill there? I don't think so.

    Is there something about your own life you are unhappy with, that you think forcing yourself to do outdoor activities will make you happier? or any non IT activities that will make you happier?

    What about shit like this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYDWLuoE-vA
    Youtube Video

    For some reason its all the rage for some kinds of kids, they are obsessed with it. The thing is you cant monitor them all the time, btw I heard 2 parents complained over this in Canada and Jordan.

    What does that have to do with IT?

    I think what he's going at is, how does a parent keep stuff like this away from his children?

    Computer goes in the main area of the house where parents can walk by at any time and see what said child is doing (drove my teenager nuts). Also being smarter than said child so that you can search internet history etc.

    This is where proxies come into play as well.

    Yes until your kid get's better than you at it 🙂

    At that point, all you can really do is hope they share a same moral base as you. It's really mostly time to get out of the way then.

    and just hope that the students would be willing to help teach the master.



  • @dashrender said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @minion-queen said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @nerdydad said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @minion-queen said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @nerdydad said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @coliver said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @dashrender

    @dashrender said in I.T Question for Parents:

    @msff-amman-itofficer said in I.T Question for Parents:

    Hello,

    I wish all the best to your children but I wondered this, especially for small kids (I dont have any):

    1. Would you like your kids to be I.T Smart as you and be in the I.T Field ? I actually would hate it, I would want them the farthest thing from I.T so we can leave the house once a while.

    What does this have to do with leaving the house? Granted, if your hobby is something on the computer, you're more likely to stay indoors, but it doesn't mean you're relegated to never going outside.

    I think this has more to do with exposure to those other things.

    1. Abit related to 1, if you teach them how to be smart in using I.T devices, It is scary for me seeing my brother child seeing all those weird videos supposedly target-ted for children on You-tube and ...

    How to use devices doesn't mean you're smart in IT, it just means you learned how to use a device. A person who can make an iPad sing doesn't mean they are an IT Pro.
    What weird videos are you talking about? Of course as a parent, it's your job to monitor what your children are viewing. I'm pretty sure YouTube has a child friendly mode for things like this.

    how soon kids age of 4 can navigate smart phone or tablet, but how can we combat this? Offline content perhaps, any other good ideas .

    What are you trying to combat? Their use of technology? why? It's the world we live in. Should they have more skills than just how to operate a smart phone/tablet, sure, but should you reduce their skill there? I don't think so.

    Is there something about your own life you are unhappy with, that you think forcing yourself to do outdoor activities will make you happier? or any non IT activities that will make you happier?

    What about shit like this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYDWLuoE-vA
    Youtube Video

    For some reason its all the rage for some kinds of kids, they are obsessed with it. The thing is you cant monitor them all the time, btw I heard 2 parents complained over this in Canada and Jordan.

    What does that have to do with IT?

    I think what he's going at is, how does a parent keep stuff like this away from his children?

    Computer goes in the main area of the house where parents can walk by at any time and see what said child is doing (drove my teenager nuts). Also being smarter than said child so that you can search internet history etc.

    This is where proxies come into play as well.

    Yes until your kid get's better than you at it 🙂

    At that point, all you can really do is hope they share a same moral base as you. It's really mostly time to get out of the way then.

    🙂


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