Children today don’t have a clue how to be kids without a laptop computer, iPod, Xbox, Nintendo Wii, Blu-ray player, MP3 player and high-dollar cell phone to use just for texting.
I think it’s great that our children are learning how to use all the latest technology, but do they have to be shut up in their houses six hours or longer each and every day?
This Christmas when the kids were out of school, I was driving around and noticed that there were no kids outside. They are in the house, playing with their gadgets and gizmos while eating junk food and drinking soda or power drinks like Red Bull with enough caffeine to keep these little obese adolescents awake for days.
All the while, both parents are scratching their heads wanting to know why Billy and Jennifer are so hyper and strung out and either seeing a child psychologist for mood swings or an orthopedic surgeon for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Parents, wake up before we have a generation of adults who have no common sense or communication skills.
I admire these kids for wanting to master all these gadgets, but at what price?
Mike Trinastich Sr.