Young children and teens lives have been connected to digital devices and we can say their lives are inseparable from the modern technological devices and from wizard like the internet. Dramatically, teens, children these days are living under their parents’ rules, but at the same time, they also live the same amount of time in such kind of virtual world that is being created through media, entertainment, and digital tools.
Seemingly, the modern youth are wasting hours and hours online, but at the same time they are practicing living together, creating community skills, and also teens these days are mediating the experience of the virtual world by using the lens of laptop desktop computer machines, game consoles and through cell phones connected to the cyberspace.
I neither a motivational speaker nor am I an alarmist. I am not against technological change. However, I spend plenty of time and as well as energy to polish my kids and teens world’s view. Obviously, my kids would be adults in the near future, but I really want to make sure they have enough ability to make their own decisions.
However, most of the time I really ask myself a question “do I see their activities and their personal experience on screen in terms of smartphones, social media, internet and others alike to assist their learning experience? Well most of us would say a Big “No”. This is where the problem begins how substantial influence digital devices have on our children.