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Date  2021-02-25 05:50:08

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  • DrCaleb:
  • CDN_PATRIOT: Melanie said she wish she would have had a parental app on Cash's phone to monitor what apps he was spending time on. It can also give the parent the ability to block their child from searching certain things.

    There's no app for parenting, sorry. Parents nowadays are either complete helicopters, or completely hands off. Too many times, I've seen kids as young as toddlers looking for attention or needing parenting, and the so-called 'parents' put a cell phone in front of the kid as a way to pass the buck. Very disappointing, to say the least.

    I'm not unsympathetic to this situation, but I reiterate my position that no one under the age of 16 should have a cell phone. Look what society has become because of them: Mindless zombies. 'Parents' these days are too quick to shove technology into a situation, and/or let it become the way they 'monitor' their kids. What the hell does this say about us as a society when we let this happen?

    -J.
  • DrCaleb: "CDN_PATRIOT" said
    Melanie said she wish she would have had a parental app on Cash's phone to monitor what apps he was spending time on. It can also give the parent the ability to block their child from searching certain things.

    There's no app for parenting, sorry. Parents nowadays are either complete helicopters, or completely hands off. Too many times, I've seen kids as young as toddlers looking for attention or needing parenting, and the so-called 'parents' put a cell phone in front of the kid as a way to pass the buck. Very disappointing, to say the least.

    I'm not unsympathetic to this situation, but I reiterate my position that no one under the age of 16 should have a cell phone. Look what society has become because of them: Mindless zombies. 'Parents' these days are too quick to shove technology into a situation, and/or let it become the way they 'monitor' their kids. What the hell does this say about us as a society when we let this happen?

    -J.


    Many psychologists believe that online activity is the opposite of 'mindless zombies', that they are being social in their groups than they could be in person. I am not a parent, so I have no say, but if my kid needed some device in order to be included in the groups they need to be social, I would give it to them. And I would monitor their activity as my parents did mine. The only difference was that I grew up in a small community, so my parents heard about everything I did from someone's parents, if they didn't see it first hand.

    With kids being essentially locked up for the last year, they have no other method of social activity other than virtual.
  • CDN_PATRIOT: "DrCaleb" said
    I am not a parent, so I have no say, but if my kid needed some device in order to be included in the groups they need to be social, I would give it to them.


    Proving my point. That's called passing the buck. There are MANY ways to engage kids these days that does not involve a phone.

    Have you not heard about the resurgence in family game nights? Go to any toy store. People are walking out with more board games and puzzles than I've ever seen. And then there's letting kids play outside with their friends, which leads into my next point:

    "DrCaleb" said
    With kids being essentially locked up for the last year, they have no other method of social activity other than virtual.


    Really? Not even close! I've seen more kids going tobogganing with friends(and family as well) on local hills (not to mention playing outside in the snow) since the pandemic started than ever before. I've seen more kids out on the bay ice fishing with their families, walking their dogs, etc.

    Providing that parents don't take the easy way out and shove a phone in front of their kids, I think it's great to see all these kids outside playing and having fun the same ways that I used to. Hell, I've seen more teenagers out there sledding and enjoying winter more than I have in the last couple of decades!

    Unless you are saying that if you were a parent, you'd prevent your kids from going outside and having fun because plopping them in front of a screen is better?

    -J.
  • DrCaleb: "CDN_PATRIOT" said


    Unless you are saying that if you were a parent, you'd prevent your kids from going outside and having fun because plopping them in front of a screen is better?

    -J.


    Did I write that? No.

    Watch the video.

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