“Change is the end result of all true learning.”- Leo Buscaglia
In the last article entitled “Techie Kids”, we discussed the growing addiction that children and teens have on technology. We also explored, that as an extension, society has funnelled this addiction through various means. We further discussed the impact of this addiction on our education system as the inappropriate use of technology has affected student academics and behaviour. In light of these arguments, should we limit or totally rid our teens of technology?
At Tickkiz we believe that for every problem there is a viable alternative or solution. In a rapidly advancing technological society, it is inevitable that technology is here to stay and going nowhere. Having acknowledged this fact, we are aware that if proper strategies are implemented then we can repair the breach experienced by the negative overuse of technology.
We propose that through our web application which primarily focuses on behavioural, classroom and, academic management, educators will be able to monitor the distractions which occur within the learning environment. Additionally, this mobile application is built for parents and involves informing them of their child’s behavioural progress. The main features of this mobile application are, twenty- four hours (24hrs) access to your child’s information, push sms, email notifications and student grade monitoring.
Tickkiz aims to make the process of managing your child’s academics and behaviour more efficient. Our intention is to make it easier for parents to connect and be more aware and involved in their child’s everyday academic life. We also encourage parents to pay close attention to their child’s use of technology at home by monitoring phone use, discussing password restrictions, regular monitoring of browser history, sending invitations to your children on social media sites and by setting personal examples.
Through consistent parent and educator involvement and monitoring, we can regain our children’s focus on the things that really matter. These could integrate building soft skills (people, social, communication, character traits and attitudes, social and emotional intelligence) and basic skills (reading writing and number skills). As studies have shown that these skills are rapidly decreasing and employers have been engaging professionals to equip employees with these skills.
Help stop the technology addiction of our children today by engaging in proactive measures that will assist them in developing a healthy and balanced future.