The influence of internet on youth

The influence of internet on  youth
Society is definitely changing and the modern culture is obliterating the ethics and good manners that we grew up with. In one fastfood outlet, a mother and daughter were in line for the counter while the father and son were on the table. The daughter said to the mother, while reading her phone, that the brother wanted a cheeseburger and not a BLT. The communication was via social media messenger. Fine. However, considering that the brother was just 5 steps away from the counter, isn’t it silly to be using the phone? And when they were eating, the children were focused on their phones instead of the food. It looks like that scene where the children were on their phones is becoming the standard now during family bonding. The parents are in a conversation while the kids are conversing with other people via the internet on their phones. I wouldn’t be surprised if those kids would grow up to be impersonal adults, not caring for bonding and being alone in their own internet world. Is technology making the kids isolationists?


I am from the time when the children played in the park and had healthy and innocent amusements. The TV was watched with controlled schedules and you had to do your homework before playing. Today, everyone and the child can access everything they want (good things and bad things). I think this is not the fault of the internet in yes, but of the parents. What is the need for a child of 7 years or younger to have a smartphone? I think all this influence of the internet on children can and should be controlled by parents and guardians.
Posted by hermessantos on 10-29-2017
Depends on the children, at least the home is quiet. On a more serious note, cell phones have no place at a dinner table and kids should be allocated specific times they are able to use them.
Posted by Rhombus on 12-19-2017
Nowadays, youth doesn't have time to interact with other people and play the fun games that we used to play when I was a kid. They don't experience the benefits of interacting with other kids and play with them but rather they prefer to always look on their phones and have their own world. They don't know how to exercise anymore and how to make new friends and just only depend on the people that they know in their school. There are some benefits in having a smartphone but they should at least loosen up and go outside to see the beauty of nature and experience meeting some new friends outside of their circle.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 01-16-2018
It really is kind of sad that whenever we walk in to a restaurant these days everybody at our table is instantly on their phones instead of talking, and the sadder part is that the other tables are like that too nowadays. I don't mind because I know I can't control anyone in my family and I know I have my own bad habits too so I try not to judge them too harshly. It just makes me realize that if I had my own family I would actively make moves to prevent this type of behavior because it really doesn't seem at all like it's too healthy.
Posted by Wubwub on 01-29-2018
This "mobile phone" scene happens almost everywhere nowadays, and it's not limited to the youth only, but to many adults as well. I have always seen parents and the kids all looking at their phones. Some let the baby sitting on the high chair, put a phone in front of the baby and let him/her watch a video while feeding the baby. It's quite sad to see this happens almost everywhere and everyday. I believe if we don't want to kids to be addicted to technology or phone and don't want them to be isolationists, we as parents need to set a good example, and set a healthy boundary as well.
Posted by kaka135 on 11-01-2018
If the kid is too shy to say it or talk to a person and had to ask someone to do it for him/her, then it's fine for me. But if the kid relies to much on his/her phone, then that is where the problem comes in. I too sometimes do such thing but I don't do it most of the time and tell it the person directly. Parents should discipline their child when it comes to using mobile phones. Confiscating it at times can be effective as a form of discipline for them to learn the limits of using their mobile phone.
Posted by hstinscdln on 12-18-2018