Do you ever think of social media impact on children? As we become more and more “social” on all of the various social networking channels, are we pushing the next generation to become more and more antisocial and alienated? What’s your opinion? Will children parks become empty as the next generation enter parenthood?
I was pretty shocked to read some old reports from 2010 and 2011 and find out the number of young users, as young as under 10, who use Facebook and other social medias. These minors are largely unsupervised by their parents while on the social networking sites. As much as I love using technology and social media, I worry, if we are grooming a generation with substandard social abilities with less and less human interaction?
Do you think we may be pushing the next generation towards a potential disasters? I am no one to judge others parenting styles but to me it sounds very irresponsible to let a minor use social media unsupervised. I am all for using social media to teach a child but only when a parent, teacher or caregiver is fully interactive with the minor. Is it time for laws, or education for parents and teachers for awareness and prevention of a potential social disaster?
I am in the mood of musing today. Head over to the Dallas Moms Blog to find out more about the stats and this subject and let me know your opinion.