The modern world in which we are living and our kids and teens have opened their eyes is totally unique to the world we have lived in our childhood. Economically, socially, politically, technologically, the world we live in doesn’t have significant resemblance with the world that we have seen a few decades ago. The contemporary social media apps Facebook and tool of text messaging have not existed in our childhood, but in the lives of generation tech in particular. Moreover, we are dealing with the internet influenced the world. The thousands of changes that have been made by the modern technology and we have seen it over a decade certainly disturbing us “digital immigrants”. We don’t know what would be the world look alike in an upcoming couple of decades, but we can assume the rise and rise of the media fuelled world that is recruiting our young children for social media activities would change the scenario of their upcoming generation. The modern young generation is known as generation tech that is totally influenced by the media fuelled world.
The good, the bad & the ugly about media fuelled world
Once a child opens his eyes in the media-fuelled world, he/she would be surrounded by the technology even at a very young age. You may have seen young adolescents and infants playing with the mobile phones of their parents. Because, when their cognition process is under developing stage they saw their parents using cell phones, gadgets and computer devices and when they come into the stage when they start recognizing the contemporary technological creatures as a smartphone, and computer machines and parents are happily made them catch in their hands. Ultimately and unwillingly without realizing the consequences, you are playing your role in the recruitment of your children to the media fuelled world. Gradually, they start discovering the technology and its usage and ultimately they come to know what it is? Then parents have to buy a cell phone or computer connected to the cyberspace and then classes of the media fuelled world to get started and you will do that.
“Jim Tyler in his book “raising generation tech: Preparing your children for Media Fuelled world” says, we cannot easily say that either the media fuelled world is constructive or destructive! Healthy or unhealthy! Good or bad! Unless we have to see the following questions and then we can decide fully.”
How often your children exposed to the popular culture and engaged with the technology?
Obviously, when kids and teens play it safe! I mean they use the digital world to be in their own socks and don’t interact and use the technology and media all day long. Then they can enjoy the popular culture and as well the as the technology. However, the wired world has turned human lives into robotic one and the generation tech has caused through it fully. They just send and receive messages, shared media files such as photos and videos and Voice messages to their real-life friends and don’t use the instant messaging apps all the time using the mobile phone to interact with the strangers. They use it only for exploring the culture worldwide for the sake of knowing the people for caste culture, color, and creed. Then it would very handy for them to use the media as the source of knowledge and to explore their communication skills via social messaging apps such as Facebook, Yahoo, WhatsApp, Viber, Vine and plenty of others alike. They use cellphones for crucial and important purposes rather than to passing the whole day on it.