re: Parents of DEV: How are you teaching your children about technology? VIEW POST


(Not a parent, but an uncle to many.)

I think teaching kids how to use technology, as long as you do it with them and not just leave it in front of them (especially anything connected to the Internet) is very important as it will undoubtedly make up a large part of their lives, but it's not everything. I saw a video a while back of a child trying to pinch and swipe on a book - most people thought that was cute and endearing whereas I found it disturbing.

I think I am deeply worried about Gen Z's relationship with the Internet most of all. Social media cannot possibly be healthy for still-developing minds, especially Snapchat and Instagram that instil total falsehoods about everyday lifestyles and body image and I further suspect that they breed narcissistic behaviours with camera filters that encourage taking selfies.

They think I'm a dinosaur. Perhaps they're right.

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