Is the Digital Generation Going to Be Smarter or Dumber?

What do you think about the title question? We need to strive for a balance for our new generation. Read on to find out what I mean.

Kids of the new generation are learning to play video games or use the computer at an early age while we didn’t get to use them until our twenties or even thirties. Naturally they are more handy and smarter than us.

Playing games, browsing or using social media in iPADs, TABs, laptops or computer are a piece of cake for the kids of our generation. Yet if they sit in front of them all the time, with their eyes glued to them all day, they damage their eyesight and become unhealthy.

So we need to talk to the kids about coming to a compromise. Play games and use the digital devices for only an hour or two per day. You need to do your homework and study and play on the mud and dirt as well. You need to strive for a balance. A little of everything per day educates you better and makes you smarter rather than sitting idly with the digital devices all day, which makes you dumber.

We need to remove our kids’ addiction to the digital devices. And make them understand by talking heart to heart. And explain the damage they are doing to themselves. We need to take the responsibility of how to engage them in all kinds of activities. Only then our kids are going to learn and be smarter.

As I said we need to strive for a balance. When our kids break this balance, they hurt themselves and become dumber.

Well, as I said already, parents can show the digital generation kids how to strive for that balance. And only then they can be smarter.

Not every kid needs to be a nerd or handicapped. There will be some out there. But most children can learn how to spend time once they are taught how to in effective ways.

Kids need to spend time with family, get involved in conversations with adults and friends, attend birthday parties and play in a park in addition to handling digital devices. If the parents shoulder this responsibility, surely the kids are going to be great smart kids.

Just strive for that balance, dear parent. And you will see them grow smart, age gracefully and still be even smarter as they have grown up. So mind you, you didn’t bring your kids to life for nothing. You need to educate them in proper ways and only then our new digital generation is bound to flourish smart and healthy.



Source by Rosina S Khan