Technological advances have a significant influence on people's lives including within families. It is undeniable that the current technological advances mainly based on internet services have had both positive and negative impacts on the growth of children in the family. Children born after the 1980's are a living generation who grew up with information technology and diverse online social applications. Electronic gadgets such as smartphones, laptops, computers, tablets, and so forth have made it easy for children to access the Internet almost anywhere and anytime. Parents play an important role in the development of early childhood communication, especially for children under the age of five. One of the efforts of parents in providing education for children in the family in the digital era is by providing assistance in the use of technology for children. Through mentoring, parents can supervise children and direct positive content for children to use technological advancements appropriately in accordance with the child's growth and development.
- technology; digital age; early childhood; parenting