Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My Children Will Do it Differently

Everyday we are constantly surrounded by media. So much in fact that we hardly ever talk to people face to face anymore. I believe that this is impacting how we interact with one another and not in a good way. Whatever happened to actually meeting up with somebody and having a conversation.

Which is why when I have children they will not be exposed to all of this desensitizing social media. They will be forced to actually talk on the phone or go visit someone in person. Or, dare I say it, write a letter.

I will admit that social media is extremely convenient but does it really help us out in the relationships we have with people. Oh well, just some food for thought.

47 comments:

  1. Who knows what communication will be like 10 years from now.

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  2. I don't want to communicate via my brain, end it now!

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  3. When I do have children, I plan to raise them right. I would love them to be interested in technology, but not use them as if its their life.
    I will keep them active and enjoy life the way I did growing up.

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  4. Ehh, how are you going to keep technology from consuming their every moment?

    Sports maybe?

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  5. I will force my children to wash my clothes by hand and to tell tomorrow's weather by the clouds!

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  6. My children will do it differently too LOL.

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  7. I understand where you are coming from but my problem is that most my friends live a bit away, so I use Facebook extensively. Still a great point though.

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  8. I remember when facebook didn't exist and people use to actually call me instead of text me. :(

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  9. i find it crazy that kids in elementary have cell phones and stuff these days. i remember having a beeper in high school and how much trouble id get into lol and now a days everyoens on their phones in the middle of class texting and teachers dont care.

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  10. i think my children are gonna live in a virtual reality somehow!

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  11. Eh by the time I have kids who knows... maybe Facebook will be installing chips in our brains D:

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  12. Yeah... No one wants to call anymore LOL... every time I call someone they tell me to text instead haha

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  13. Great post! I like your blog!

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  14. My children will communicate via telepathy. All i need to do is find an alien wife of child birthing age. Or figure out how to pick up objects with my mind.

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  15. I don't communicate much either way though

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  16. i'm going to raise my kids in a cave

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  17. Meh. I'll give my kids guidance, but it's up to them how they use it. Personally, I like texting and stuff. You can have private conversations with someone instead of being on the phone, I like that. Although, I do prefer talking in person. For example, been texting a girl most of the day, after she gets back from work I go to hers and have a wee chat with her and leave. Then they next day it can be the same. It's good to keep in contact.

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  18. This new generation of communication seems to be changing human nature in the long run.

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  19. I think when we have children, we should let then decide how to live their lives.

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  20. I will force my children to learn musical instruments, even if all music in the future is reduced to house-electronica-gaga trash.

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  21. thats why i never listen to the media

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  22. I'm with you, I have 2 kids and I'm moving to a place that has land so I can a small farm.

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  23. How old are your children, you have some already? I expect that by the time I have children it will be so difficult to remove them from social media that it will be next to impossible. But even if I could, in the future, would that be the best thing for your children? It's hard to say what kind of an impact social media has on in person social lives of school children, probably cliques and friendships will be formed purely online that determine whether children are in the popular group or not, for example. Depriving them of social media, if it was such an important aspect of that demographic, could be quite detrimental and potentially lead to children being bullied. Imagine what the other kids would say at school about why you aren't involved, and remember that kids aren't kind. Accusations of things like being too poor to afford a computer or something like that could destroy your child's confidence (remember the kids at school who didn't have quite the right uniform?).

    It's funny, I've never really thought about it before but it seems like one of those issues that may not be quite as simple as it seems on the surface.

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  24. I don't have children. I am only 16. but you have changed my view on this whole situation. I actually have a friend at school who is criticized because his parents won't let him have a cell phone.

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  25. i don't think letter is necessary anymore when you have email! ;p

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  26. It will be very hard to keep them from such exposure in these times.

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  27. I can totally understand what you are saying there.
    Social media has something good but in my opinion more negative sides.

    Will follow you from now on, could you follow me to?

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  28. I don't know. Maybe I am just taking the side of one of my teachers who is constantly ranting about technology.

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  29. It's the coming of SkyNet!

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  30. I will give my kid some sense of direction, but I really want them to grow up and be individual and free thinking.

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  31. 10 years time? The world ends next year!!! All jokes aside, society changes through the years.

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  32. facebook will cause dystopia. just you wait.

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  33. good post buddy, keep them coming

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  34. ya i'm sure too much media has pretty much fucked me up beyond repair...good luck raising your kids

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  35. as much as i love all of that stuff i must agree it has taken over everything..

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  36. I agree, but I cant live without it

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  37. these are definitely other times e__e

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  38. Good choice, I seriously doubt all the people with 1000 facebook friends actually know all of them. Phones will never go out of style though!

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  39. I agree. I'm disgusted when I see a family sit down to eat and theyre all on phones.

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  40. I'm thinkin' the same thing dude....

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  41. Great post. But I must say, e-mail is better than snail mail. :P

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