The exponential growth of technology is an exciting prospect for parents and children alike. Virtual reality has already been found to be a groundbreaking tool for the enjoyment and education of young learners, who become more motivated to engage with learning materials thanks to tech.
However, caution must still be exercised. An irresponsible introduction to VR can have consequences on a child’s development and welfare, with limited literature hinting at eye strain and the potential degradation of neurons. With the rise of the metaverse, a more advanced form of VR that allows users to create and modify the environment itself, it is especially key that parents also educate themselves on how they can help young learners safely reap the benefits of the metaverse in our digitizing world.
Teaching children to be responsible in the digital world can be done by introducing them to technology in a safe and controlled environment. One way to do this is through smart technology within our homes.