Educational tech tips for kids in the digital age from Comcast
posted by: Mile High Mamas
Do you feel like you’re in the swing of managing your kids’ back-to-school routines or do you feel a bit overwhelmed trying to keep up?
Technology doesn’t have to be part of that overwhelm. In fact, it can be a valuable tool for education. Comcast has some awesome tips for how to use it mindfully and with supervision to ensure a positive and constructive learning experience for your child.
Don’t miss these great technology tips for parents to help their children succeed in the digital age.
- Create a productive workspace.
Agree to a dedicated, organized and comfortable workspace for your child with good lighting and all the necessary school supplies. Be sure to find a place that minimizes distractions.
- Check your internet connectivity.
Make sure your home has a stable and reliable internet connection. If you are eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program, the benefit will completely cover Xfinity’s Internet Essentials Plus program, which offers fast download speeds of up to 100 MBPS, in addition to a free cable modem and WiFi router.
- Review device management settings.
If your child uses a computer or table for schoolwork, set up parental controls and content filtering to limit distractions and access to inappropriate content.
- Establish backup and data protection.
Regularly back up your child’s schoolwork and important files using cloud storage and an external hard drive to prevent data loss. With winter storms on the horizon, add a back-up connectivity option, like Comcast’s Storm-Ready WiFi device, to receive up to four hours of connectivity during an outage.
- Talk about digital etiquette and safety.
Teach your child about online safety, including the importance of not sharing personal information and being cautious with links and downloads.
- Create a schedule.
Set up a daily or weekly schedule for schoolwork, breaks and extracurricular activities. Stick to this routine to help your child stay organized and manage their time effectively.
- Make use of educational apps and resources.
Explore educational apps and websites that can supplement your child’s learning. Be sure to test and confirm they are age-appropriate and align with your child’s curriculum.
- Keep an eye on devices for unusual activity.
Xfinity xFi Advanced Security helps prevent you from accidentally accessing risky sites, and monitors network activity in real-time to detect when devices are behaving in unusual ways that could indicate a security risk.
- Create a digital balance.
It’s important to have a healthy balance between screen time and offline activities. Have your child take breaks and engage in physical, creative and social activities.
- Stay informed.
Keep yourself updated about the latest technology trends and educational tools. For example, Xfinity xFi Advanced Security helps prevent you from accidentally accessing risky sites, and monitors network activity in real-time to detect when devices are behaving in unusual ways that could indicate a security risk.
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