However, the information technology age presents the parent of today with numerous challenges. The rise of the internet has made communication, entertainment, socializing and work, highly individualised activities and this has frayed the family fabric. The biggest target are teens and tweens, who are cut-off from the nurture and care of their parents when they need it the most. At the same time, they are faced with an online world that is harsh and detrimental to their development.
But then again at the same time, the internet holds vast potential and cannot be ignored. It has presented children with opportunities unthinkable just a few years ago, and plays a crucial role in their learning and development. If used properly, these tools can greatly help children in their growth.
A solution is thus needed that tackles this problem from the inside, enabling parents to fully realise the benefits of the internet yet stave off its negative effects. It should enable parents to be present in the lives of their children so they can support them in their various endeavors, the most important of which is their education.