March 26th, 2008


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01:36 am - on teens and technology...

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[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: March 27th, 2008 - 05:09 pm (Link)
Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying that face-to-face interaction isn't important. I'm saying that electronic interaction is too. Sure you can survive without a cell phone. Really, you can survive with nothing but water, bread, clothing and a cardboard box for when it rains. But that doesn't make you a productive part of society. Like I find it crazy when I hear parents talking about not allowing their teenaged children to have their own internet accounts. And I do know people like that. You can't realistically go to college in this country today without know how to use email and the web. Period. You can't hold most office jobs. And today, there are a growing number of jobs you can't hold without a cell phone. Mine is one of them in fact.

There will always be people who rebel or for whatever reason are without a particular technology. I know lots of people who don't drive for instance. That said, knowing how to drive is an integral and important part of out society today and by preventing your kid from learning you are definitely adversely effecting their possible choices in the world. Same with cell phones and computers.
 

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