Most of the sights that we all see on a daily basis are young people with their necks down, on the phone. When we should have the generation of the brightest, best, highly developed minds the world has seen, we instead have lazy, unmotivated young underachievers. The elevation of the speed at which information is received and gathered is at its peak in all of history. It is frightening to see that some kids struggle in school and in society. It is a shame when we would rather text the person next to us than to speak. The days of writing letters is now gone. There have been whispers of acknowledging text messaging as an official language. Wow, how about that! I once was proofreading a paper for a young student. The student wrote a research paper for a class filled with what she would text to a friend. Our children are attached to the hip with their phones, ipods, and mp3s. These things are not wrong. Should we ask ourselves what are our children doing with the information that they have? The internet has become merely a place for Facebook and downloading music. Kids have no interest in learning and the power of knowledge.
Technology: (Hurting or Helping our Youth)