Has Technology Ruined The Childhood Of Kids These Days?

Before about 2004/5, we could expect children on the streets playing games, getting their clothes dirty from all the sand and then getting beaten for it. Nowadays we only see empty streets almost as if each city is an abandoned town. No children on the streets but more in their homes – glued to their PlayStations or Xbox. glued to their smartphones in their primary school days. Glued to the latest movies and series on TV- or even their laptops. What kind of childhood is that? When they get to their teenage years, they will and should be addicted to social media and consoles so why rush the experience? Technology has taken over these children’s lives that their most memorable moments they remember  when they’re older is a story of how they defeated zombies in Call of Duty or how they finished Grand Theft Auto in 3 weeks. How can technology be a part of a child’s childhood but not take over their whole childhood?

3 thoughts on “Has Technology Ruined The Childhood Of Kids These Days?

    1. Helicopter parenting does play a part but not entirely because end of the day it’s the child’s choice to either go outside and play or not. Yes there are some overprotective parents but no parent wants their child to not have friends and friends are made outside the house and if the child isn’t playing outside, they won’t have much of an experience during their childhood

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      1. “end of the day it’s the child’s choice to either go outside and play or not.”

        and the technology doesnt change that. if anything it lets overprotective parents track them like cattle while they go play. and while video games were all over the place in the 70s and 80s, and people are addicted to facebook, a lot of these things work outdoors on a phone.

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