The Role of Parents in Fostering Children's Morals against Technological Advances
Keywords:parents, children's morals, technological advancement, role
Technological advances today have many influences on life, one of which is the use of digital devices that affect children's morals. The role of parents is very important so that children can use digital devices properly. This study aims to determine how the role of parents in fostering children's morals towards technological advances. The research method used is descriptive qualitative research, by collecting data from observations, interviews, documentation and data analysis. The results showed that children aged 4-12 years in technological advances many of them have poor morals. It is evident that they prefer to play gadgets all the time to the point of forgetting their obligations such as praying, reciting the Koran, and obeying parents' orders. In this case the role of parents is needed in fostering children's morals to be better and so that they are not easily influenced by technological advances. In pamutih village, the role of parents in the family is to be teachers and leaders. There are several steps used by parents in fostering children's morals, namely by providing exemplary strategies, advice strategies, and attention and supervision strategies. This is done so that children are not easily influenced by technological advances such as gadgets and online games. Every parent in providing strategies will be different but in accordance with religious values and have the same goal, namely so that children have better morals despite the rapid advancement of technology.