Kids not allowed to play outside ‘face danger on internet’November 14th, 2007 - 2:49 am ICT by admin
“We have just got to understand that putting your kids in front of a PC is not the same as putting your kids in front of a TV. It’s like opening your front door and saying, ‘See you later’,” the Telegraph quoted her as saying.
While speaking at the London Games Festival, Byron stressed the need for educating parents about the internet and for establishing a balance so that children could access beneficial online sites.
She insisted that children must also be allowed to play outside.
“We live in such a risk-averse culture that everybody is too scared to let their kids outside, which is a tragedy. Kids can’t even play conkers at school any more,” she said.
“It’s all about challenging that,” she added.
Byron further said that parents needed to help children “manage and understand risk”. (ANI)
- Scared Brit parents raising kids in captivity - Mar 17, 2009
- Men not risk-averse in front of kids - Apr 18, 2012
- One third of parents think playing with their kids is boring: UK study - Aug 28, 2010
- 'Kids of 40-plus moms are smarter' - May 22, 2012
- Three quarters of kids aged 5 use Internet every day: UK study - Mar 02, 2011
- 'Cotton wool kids' should be encouraged to take risks - Jun 08, 2010
- Parents hiding themselves, keeping kids at home - Aug 01, 2011
- British parents regret gifting gadgets to kids - Jun 01, 2012
- Children can benefit from well-monitored interaction with PCs - May 02, 2010
- Children's lives online giving parents nightmares - Nov 22, 2009
- Facebook 'frenemies' most likely to hurt kids as young as 8 - Oct 03, 2010
- Indian parents wary of kids getting hooked online: Survey - Jun 22, 2011
- Over-cautious parents taking away adventure from kids'' life - Aug 04, 2008
- US retailer launches tablet for kids - Sep 11, 2012
- One in four kids sends or receives porn via email - Feb 01, 2010