When we were kids, we loved ice creams and chocolates!!When we were kids, playing meant games like "running race", "lock and key", "stop-party", "badminton", etc!Today's kids want pizzas and burgers! Today's kids, when speak of playing, mean video games, mobile phones, laptop and PSP!!
There's not even a gap of a generation.. just a few years! So, what has changed?
Technology, today, rules over us! We get home machines and gadgets, we have computers and we have internet- all to make our work easy! But are we slowly becoming slaves to these? Most parents today work so that they can give their child the best lifestyle- the luxuries that they couldn't get in their childhood! But, how many children are aware what compromises their parents make to get them every bit of happiness? We gift our children with latest, cool and fashionable mobile phones, we permit using Facebook and Twitter, we allow night outs with friends and what not? In an attempt to give happiness to our kids, are we spoiling them?
Yes, I have observed so many children, specially in their teenage, due to an over influence of internet or TV shows and peer pressure, falling prey to unwanted stuff- stuff that isn't right for their age! I completely understand teenage (I have been through it too) but what they have today was not accessible to us then! Today, children watch TV, and for most parents go to work, children are alone at home and there's no way we can make out what they watch. Children go out to play; but do they really play? What do they do? Most of us don't know! They have Whatsapp and Facebook, but whom do they chat with? Yes, this definitely spoils children- I have seen so many school-going kids having girlfriends and boyfriends, and I feel like "I didn't know a girl and a boy can be something more than friends" at their age!
The access to latest technologies, TV, social media has influenced children immensely today- most children have grown up above their age and have lost their innocence!