I see kids engrossed in video games, Ipods, etc. who are oblivious to what's going on around them.
Do you think our youth is "dumbed down" by today's technology?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:30 PM on Jan. 11, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by robinsi2000 at 3:36 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
Answer by ReneeLRS at 3:36 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
Answer by ali_1107 at 3:36 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:37 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
Yes I do. They have become dependent on technology. ask any teen to do a math problem and they grab a calculator instead of doing it in their head. They love computers but don't understand how they truly work. The Internet is great but they don't look at information critically. They take blogs as fact instead of the opinion they are. . .I could go on. I feel like a hypocrite though because I'm a teacher finishing my masters in on line instruction. . .
Answer by chrissmom734 at 3:39 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:49 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
I don't think technology is to blame for the "dumbing down" of our kids, it's the lack of basic education and discipline in our schools and the over permissiveness of some of today's parents. Our schools are so focused on pushing extra "trash" that they've lost sight of what they are there for; teaching reading, writing and math etc. and too may parents are more concerned with being their kids' friends than being their parents or they are just too uninvolved in their kids' lives. It's a shame too, I think the kids of this generation are awesome and they deserve better.
Answer by BlessedMommy64 at 3:53 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
Answer by Kat122 at 3:56 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
I do not know, but try asking a teenager questions about current events and geography, and see what happens. My one friend that teaches 3rd grade says that some kids still do not know their addresses, but they can tell you every place that the Hanna Montana concert will stop at.
Answer by lynnem1211 at 4:00 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
Answer by PROGENITOR at 4:01 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
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