In the past most of us had to wait until high school before we had a chance to get familiar with a computer. Almost every assignment had to be hand written and doing research meant spending a vast amount of time at the library. But in today’s computer age all that has changed and thanks to the internet, most of the research can now be completed at home with parents monitoring all the work. Though the internet may not be as safe as one would like, with certain age restriction settings and blocking of some of the sites, it can be molded for kids usage. Kids nowadays are a lot more knowledgeable about computers and their usage, than many adults. It is important to get children used to a computer from a young age, as it will only help them adjust to the technological future ahead.
Several schools now require students, even from the beginning of their education life, to use a computer. They are expected to put together their projects using information from the internet, and a lot of their papers have to be typed up. Hand written school work is slowly becoming a thing of the past and due to this reason, it has become increasingly important for parents, to get their kids their own laptop. A laptop is mobile so children can carry it with them and get their work done properly. Many laptops cost a lot less than desktops and the best ones for children are those in the $299 to $399 range. Anything more expensive can get damaged easily and children do not need anything too high tech to perform their tasks. Another benefit of getting your child their own laptop is that they will be encouraged to use it, and in return they will spend more time at home than outside, getting into trouble.