This post is going to be based on my personal experience with children and what I’ve observed from my surroundings.
“Back in the days” when I was still a “kid” (I label this as < 13)I played with Barbie dolls, make believe, tag, Uno, the Sims, board games etc I only got my first handphone (which I’m still currently using) when I was in Year 9 (although I did skip 2 years ahead of my peers)
What do I see now? Kids in STROLLERS are playing with iPads or their parents’ smartphones. Children who are still in primary school have handphones. To this, I am slightly baffled. Some might say “Oh, it’s so I can contact them for ‘emergency purposes’” Sure, that’s a great use but aren’t children of that age either:
a) In school or
b) Beside you?
Children of that age should never be walking out alone to begin with. So why are they not beside you? And I do believe they don’t have anything “so important” that they have the need of contacting their friends immediately about. That’s what house phones are for, right?
Maybe, you think I’m just being a sour grape.
When I was in Primary school, I was SUPER innocent. Saying “shit” or “crap” was like the BIGGEST thing ever, no one even dared to utter the “f” word. We used to giggle uncontrollably just from the word “sex” during our puberty “talk” with our teacher. However, children curse and swear all the time now. They either picked it up from the media, peers or siblings…
My friend was talking about how this 12/13 year old girl with a bunch of her classmates from my high school went up to a 17/18 year old senior and professed her “love” to him and the sexual acts she was going to offer him.
I don’t want to sound like a prude, but that’s wrong in so many ways. Shouldn’t a girl respect themselves so much more? It’s not like the guy has ever talked to her. He now avoids her like the plague, while the bunch of girls bitches and glares at any girl remotely near the guy.
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I do believe there is still hope though. I’m glad little boys still play with toy cars and little girls still play with Barbie dolls. (Yes, I know I’m being stereotypical right now, this was an example) Some parents are still very observant in what their children is exposed to, teaches them manners, discipline and try not to spoil them too much.
I guess what I really wanted to say is. Children are acting too much like adults now. They get exposed to the “dark side” of the real world too early. Because, my childhood years were the best years I’ve ever lived and it’s sad to see children losing their innocence so early on…
About the blogger:
Hi I’m Twefrence. I’m a very big youtube nerd; I practically have no life outside of the internet. I rant, writes stories, and sometimes emo poems on my blog heylookitsmeanonymous. This is also my first guest post =). Thanks for taking the time to read this!
And this was the last guest post for my december guest post series :)
I was literally nodding all through out this post when I first read it, everything she said was so true!
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Just letting you guys know that I'm back!
Slightly jetlagged right now but hopefully I can start blogging again soon.