Wali Kota: Jangan Manjakan Anak dengan Gadget

Wali Kota Habib Hadi didampingi istri dan ibu Wakil Wali Kota bercengkrama dengan murid-murid TK (foto/Rizal/Humas dan Protokol)
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MAYANGAN – Perkembangan anak-anak harus menjadi perhatian semua pihak. Bukan hanya di sekolah tetapi cara mendidik di rumah tidak luput dari hasil tumbuh kembang anak. Di tengah perkembangan zaman, dimana saat ini sudah era 4.0 yang serba digital, para orangtua harus berhati-hati.

“Ibu-ibu sekarang lebih gampang memanjakan anak-anaknya dengan teknologi. Anaknya rewel, ga mau ruwet, anak dikasih handphone android. Karena orangtua lebih milih gampangnya dan sibuk dengan urusan yang lain sehingga tidak melihat perkembangan anaknya,” terang Wali Kota Probolinggo Hadi Zainal Abidin.

Itulah yang yang disampaikan Wali Kota Habib Hadi saat membuka kegiatan Gerakan Membaca Buku bagi anak paud, yang digelar Himpaudi Kota Probolinggo, di Alun-alun, Sabtu (27/4) pagi. Acara pagi itu juga dihadiri Ketua TP PKK sekaligus Bunda PAUD Aminah Hadi Zainal Abidin dan Wakil Ketua TP PKK Diah Kristanti Subri.

“Perkembangan anak jangan diisi hal yang tidak pas. Dalam HP android isinya segala macam, jika anak sudah terpengaruh, tertanam (hal negatif) maka sangat sulit merubah karakternya. Kalau sudah begini jangan salahkan anaknya, itu salah kita, orangtuanya,” ujar Habib Hadi.

Untuk itu, ia berpesan kepada semua orangtua bisa memahami pentingnya masa perkembangan anak sejak dini. Dari hasil survey, lanjut Habib Hadi, bahaya IT tidak dibarengi dengan pengawasan itu sangat luar biasa pengaruhnya merusak memori anak-anak.

Ada yang harus dipahami para orangtua, apabila memori sudah terpengaruh oleh kecanggihan IT yang tidak dipantau sama halnya dengan bahaya narkoba.
“Ini menjadi perhatian saja. Saya berharap anak-anak di Kota Probolinggo bisa menjadi anak berprestasi, menjadi generasi ke depan untuk Kota Probolinggo lebih baik lagi. Saya, sangat peduli terhadap pendidikan dan perhatian terhadap pendidikan. Untuk itu pendidikan akan kita tingkatkan lagi,” tuturnya.

Acara pagi itu, sekitar 1.313 peserta didik PAUD dari 100 lembaga di Kota Probolingo melakukan senam dihadapan wali kota dan undangan. Habib Hadi pun mengapresiasi dan mengaku bangga, karena anak-anak yang masih di usia dini sudah bisa melakukan kegiatan yang luar biasa.

“Buat ibu-ibunya, jangan memanjakan anak dengan HP android. Rubah sekarang kebiasaannya, jika anak nangis jangan lagi dikasih HP. Budayakan bercerita ke anak-anaknya, membaca buku lebih bermanfaat dan berilmu. Mari kita semua saling menjaga, di sekolah sudah didik, di rumah kita yang teruskan,” pesannya.

Setelah acara seremonial, apa yang disampaikan Habib Hadi pun terbukti. Hampir semua anak yang ditanya dari sejumlah sekolah PAUD, mereka diberi handphone oleh orangtuanya. Ada yang buka handphone untuk bermain game, ada pula yang buka youtube.

Sementara itu, Ketua Himpaudi Kota Probolinggo Ciplis Tri Handayani menuturkan, gerakan nasional membaca buku “Get The Books” digelar dalam rangka Hari Pendidikan Nasional tahun 2019 di Kota Probolinggo. Gerakan ini akan terus menerus dilakukan kepa anak-anak didik khususnya anak usia dini.

“Kami memberikan stimulasi yang tepat di 1000 hari pertumbuhannya. Berupa simulasi anak gemar baca buku, anak mencintai buku dan sebagai awal pembelajaran. Karena pendidikan usia dini adalah pendidikan karakter,” katanya.

Selain menari, anak-anak paud juga mendapatkan asupan gizi dari Laziza Fried Chicken yang menjadi sponsor utama kegiatan tersebut. Selain itu, tidak hanya menyanyi, usia kegiatan Ciplis mengaku berkomitmen tidak akan ada sampah yang tercecer usai kegiatan berlangsung. (famydecta/humas)

The development of children must be a concern to all parties. Not only at the school, but how parents educate them at home also influence the results of child development. In the midst of the times, where the era of digital 4.0 is developing, parents must be careful.

“Mothers are now easier to spoil their children with technology. When their children are fussy, an easy way to confront this is by giving them an Android cellphone. This is because parents prefer to be easy and busy with other matters so that they do not see the development of their children,” explained Probolinggo Mayor Hadi Zainal Abidin.

That was what was conveyed by Mayor Habib Hadi when opening the Book Reading Movement for Early Childhood Education (PAUD) children, which was held by Himpaudi of Probolinggo City, at the city square, Saturday (4/27) morning. The program was also attended by the Chairperson of the TP PKK and the Mother of PAUD Aminah Hadi Zainal Abidin and Deputy Chairperson of the TP PKK Diah Kristanti Subri.

“Child development should not be filled with things that are not right. The Android phone contains all kinds, and if the children are affected, embedded (negative), it is very difficult to change the character. If this is the case, don’t blame the child, it’s our fault, the parents,” Habib Hadi said.

Therefore, he advised all parents to understand the importance of the development of children from an early age. From the results of the survey, continued Habib Hadi, the danger of IT without supervision was very extraordinary and could affect the children’s memory.

There is something that must be understood by parents. If the memory has been affected by IT sophistication that is not monitored, then it is as dangerous as drugs.

“This is a concern. I hope that children in the city can become outstanding children, to be the next generation for better Probolinggo city. I am very concerned about education and attention to education. For that education, we will improve again,” he said.

On the program that morning, there were 1,313 PAUD students from 100 institutions in the city conducted exercises in front of the mayor and invitees. Habib Hadi also appreciated and claimed to be proud because children who were at an early age were able to carry out extraordinary activities.

“For mothers, don’t spoil children with an Android cellphone. Change now the habit. If the child cries do not give the cellphone anymore. Tell them stories instead of giving them a gadget, reading more useful books and knowledge. Let us all take care of each other; they have education at school and so do at home,” he ordered.

After the ceremonial event, what Habib Hadi delivered was proven. Nearly all children were asked from a number of PAUD schools, they were given cellphones by their parents. Some use cellphones to play games, and others for YouTube.

Meanwhile, Chairperson of Himpaudi, Ciplis Tri Handayani said, the national movement of reading “Get The Books” was held in commemorating the National Education Day 2019 in Probolinggo city. This movement will be carried out continuously to students, especially to early-childhood education level.

“We provide the right stimulation at 1000 days of growth. In the form of simulations, children like to read books, children love books as a beginning of learning because early childhood education is time to educate their character,” he said.

In addition to dancing, the children of PAUD also get nutrition from Laziza Fried Chicken which is the main sponsor of the event.