‘Ask Diego’ highlights importance of parental guidance in virtual world
MANILA, Philippines – They say that if an ad does not captivate the viewers in its first 15 seconds, then it is more likely that it will not appeal to them at all. But with Diego, it did not even take him five seconds to capture this writer’s attention as the little guy is nothing but a bundle of sunshine…and rainbows.
It was a bit alarming, however, to see little Diego ask about teenage/adult matters such as having a girlfriend. And it was even more alarming to witness the parents search for answers on the web instead of sitting down with the boy and explaining things to him the conventional way.
But then again, we are reminded that we are now in the digital age. Whether we like it or not, gadgets and internet connectivity are now an inevitable part of every household.
Now this is why having a family-sized broadband connection is important.
If parents have every will to protect their children from the harmful aspects of the virtual world but do not have the means to do so, it will be impossible for them to keep an eye on their children’s activities online. But with a strong and reliable family-sized broadband connection, like the Ledesma’s PLDT Home DSL, it will be easy for every family member to guide each other in the virtual world as this type of broadband is meant to provide web access to every device available in a household.
Even if dad is on the desktop and mom is on the laptop, if bunso is using the tablet and ate and kuya are on smartphones, everyone can still use and enjoy the internet as a family-sized broadband connection is all about limitless sharing.
See – apart from the fact that this type of connection can help parents guide their children in the internet world, it can actually also help improve the family’s quality time together as it will make online sharing of files such as photos, videos, and audio easier. In fact, it is a strong connection that can keep up with the family’s needs, be it online guidance or recreation-related.
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