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Pedro
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the one and only
Member since Jul 2008
21663 posts

Kids and technology
I recently picked up a job as a para at a school in Wichita while working to finish my education certification (lol teacher I know) and it’s sad how addicted to phones kids are these days. Half of them can’t put it down to focus on a task for five seconds, much less socialize with anyone. You can see a clear development gap between the ones who aren’t dependent on their phone vs those who are when it comes to socializing and basic intelligence. What can we as a society do to fix this?


Gaston
LSU Fan
Dirty Coast
Member since Aug 2008
27139 posts

re: Kids and technology
My 11 yr old can't even answer basic questions, but he can play Fortnight with three friends and group chat on his phone at the same time with three others. Can't answer if he's hungry or not. Great.


canyon
New Orleans Saints Fan
Lower Keys/Coloweedo
Member since Dec 2003
7526 posts

re: Kids and technology
Nothing
Horse has long since left that barn. Hell I can’t get full grown adults to sit and converse without constantly checking a device. When you see 2-4 yos walking around with their new electronic pacifier we are done.


TexasTiger1984
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Sep 2009
926 posts

re: Kids and technology
I have a one year old and this is something I've really started to think about. I'm on my phone way too much as it is, I need to work at putting it away when I'm home with him so he doesn't see me staring at it.

11 is way too young for a phone IMO, but what do you do when all the other kids have a phone? You don't want your kid to be the odd man out, right?


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Tempratt
New Orleans Saints Fan
Lewzianer
Member since Oct 2013
3269 posts

re: Kids and technology
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My 11 yr old can't even answer basic questions,


Like what?


DeafJam73
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2010
10374 posts

re: Kids and technology
Stop giving kids devices they don’t need.


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Salmon
USA Fan
On the trails
Member since Feb 2008
62556 posts

re: Kids and technology
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What can we as a society do to fix this?


We can definitely solve it, as adults, discussing it on our phones or computers while most of us are supposed to be working


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CoachChappy
LSU Fan
Boudin Capitol of the World
Member since May 2013
17230 posts

re: Kids and technology
I see this everyday with my students. Y’all want to hear something worse?

The new classroom ABC cards are abandoning the age old B is for new or bird. It’s all fast food and junk food. B is for burger, T is for Twix. They figure it’s all kids know now.


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tiger rag 93
Chicago Cubs Fan
Shreveport
Member since Oct 2007
2293 posts

re: Kids and technology
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My 11 yr old can't even answer basic questions, but he can play Fortnight with three friends and group chat on his phone at the same time with three others. Can't answer if he's hungry or not. Great.


This seems so easy to fix. The kid is 11.


Wtodd
Missouri Fan
Tampa, FL
Member since Oct 2013
34627 posts

re: Kids and technology
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My 11 yr old can't even answer basic questions,

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Like what?

He told you

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Can't answer if he's hungry or not


soccerfüt
Western Carolina Fan
aka Sen. Lincoln Fillmore
Member since May 2013
28911 posts

re: Kids and technology
These young dern whippersnappers and their rims are going to be the death of our Calvinistic society as we know it...

Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9f/Boys_with_hoops_on_Chesnut_Street.jpg/260px-Boys_with_hoops_on_Chesnut_Street.jpg


PS: Get off my goddam lawn!


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Bill Parker?
Member since Jan 2013
2446 posts

re: Kids and technology
Parents are the simple answer.

All your friends have phones? Well, you're only 10, and you're not getting a phone.

All your friends have an X-box One so they can play fortnite? Well, you're only 10 and you don't get an X-Box live membership.

For those with older kids:
We're eating a meal... put your phone on the counter.

We're going to church...leave your phone at home.

It's bedtime.... put your phone in the kitchen.

Sometimes the parent has to be a parent. And better yet, the real problem is monkey see monkey do.


castorinho
Oklahoma Fan
13623 posts
Member since Nov 2010
50285 posts

re: Kids and technology
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and it’s sad how addicted to phones kids are these days. Half of them can’t put it down to focus on a task for five seconds, much less socialize with anyone. 


It's not just kids
This post was edited on 2/13 at 8:18 am


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Mike da Tigah
Anywhere but here
Member since Feb 2005
48748 posts

re: Kids and technology
On a grand scale, not much that can be done for society, but as individuals, perhaps taking the phone away from them and taking them on regular outdoor adventures to introduce them to the world they live on and real life that awaits them might be a step in the right direction.

From TV’s, to computers, smart phones, video games, etc, everything they take into their minds spells programming and phony. It cripples society, and you can see it’s effects in the extreme lack of social skills these kids possess as they get older and begin to enter the work world.

I don’t think we can save society, but maybe you can save your kid from it’s effects, or at least give them some balance.




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djangochained
LSU Fan
Gardere
Member since Jul 2013
14259 posts

re: Kids and technology
What man wants to be a teacher and is ok with 40K a year ?


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Upperdecker
LSU Fan
BR
Member since Nov 2014
12709 posts

re: Kids and technology
I heard my 8 year old cousin cussing out some punk on Xbox Live. I was so proud of him


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Open Dore Policy
Vanderbilt Fan
The Commodore State
Member since Oct 2012
3027 posts

re: Kids and technology
I feel like an idiot after 2 mentions in this thread, but what is Fortnight?


Barbellthor
LSU Fan
Columbia
Member since Aug 2015
2759 posts

re: Kids and technology
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When you see 2-4 yos walking around with their new electronic pacifier we are done.


Will it have bluetooth?


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elprez00
Houston Astros Fan
Hammond, LA
Member since Sep 2011
20649 posts

re: Kids and technology
Be a parent. Control your kids.

My daughter has an iPad and has had one for years. She watches arts and crafts videos on YouTube kids. I walked into her playroom the other day and she was watching a painting video and had her paints out and was painting along. She makes little crafts all the time that she gets ideas from on YouTube.

If you don’t want your kids being social idiots, don’t allow them to be.


fishfighter
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
30335 posts

re: Kids and technology
I know for a fact were my grandson goes to school, all kids have to turn their phones off as soon as they walk in for the day. It must stay in their book sack.


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