- Created: Thursday, 06 September 2018 19:38
‘Mom, can I have a new phone?’
‘But you have a phone’
‘No, I want a real phone’
Ahh, she means a smart phone with all the video, pictures and internet access not just a flip flop thing that makes phone calls.
‘Why do you want a smart phone honey?’
‘Because I’ll be cool…Because I’ll be connected with everyone...Because I’ll have something to do in awkward situations.’
Our church youth group organized a full cinema screening of ‘Screenagers’ to support parents in their job of raising kids in a screen dominated world. The film is a documentary made by an American (or was it Canadian?) mum who is a doctor and concerned about the health impacts on children, especially her own.
With three kids, all with iPads that have internet access at home, plus the creep or shall we say, ‘pressure’, toward functioning smart phones as they get older, we decided to go see the film as a family. I’m glad we did. Here's what you're missing out on...