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Teens Today Glued to There Phones

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I am going though this now I just won't to smash the phone up why can't kids today communicate they like zombies I call them freaks even told 02 I don't won't new smart phone am not a freak and its glued to my hand (unless am on a mission to find a bargain 😂)

What's everyone's views on teens and adults today

Ann1984
1 year ago
What do you think of this?
hspexy
hspexy1 year ago

It isn't just teens. There are older generations who are like that too. It’s now become a common sight to see people sitting around a dinner table, all looking at their phones. Such a shame, but that’s our future

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Ann1984
Ann1984
Original Poster
1 year ago

Am only 35 and it’s really starting to get me down people call me a dinosaur because I don’t use certain sites app etc you just can’t have a conversation anymore it’s so sad

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hspexy
hspexy1 year ago

Ann1984 I agree, it’s definitely a curse on humanity when people can’t even communicate face to face anymore, or rather they choose not to. Even on public transport most people are glued to their phones. But don’t worry, as you’re not alone. As long as there are people like you who still try to make contact with others the normal way, there’s hope for us all

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nipperjwb
nipperjwb1 year ago

I think its everyone in general not just teens. I also think mobiles and modern tech is ruining human interaction. My teenage son would disagree with me.... by texting me 😂😂😂😂

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi1 year ago

My husband is always on his phone...reading news all around the World...

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames1 year ago

I dont think its just teens. I bought my mother (65) an iphone and sometimes when we go visit my fathers like hello and me, my wife, my mum and son are all sitting on our phones 🤣

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 year ago

Ah well Kirsty, you are all capable of doing something about that. Why don't you all put your phones down somewhere and have a conversation lol. Or better yet sit around a table having a meal or playing a board game!

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 year ago

I have noticed that toddlers development is being seriously compromised because of this problem. Parents are pushing buggies/prams and not interacting with their children at all. Often ignoring plaintive cries of mummy, mummy while mum is scrolling through her phone. Before mobile phones parents actually chatted to their babies and toddlers as they walked along the street or sat on a bus. Look at the doggy, can you see that big bird, what colour is that telephone box.........loads of utter tripe but it taught them words and how to converse. Now I see loads of introvert kids who can barely speak at 3 and teens who don't know how to converse, just grunt.

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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1 year ago

Exactly or parents are on the phone while there toddler is strolling along behind them its a horrible world they brought up in today even at school now they taught to read from a screen doing class work I have seen 10 year olds not able to hold a pen correctly it’s doing somuch damage to them

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arussell322
arussell3221 year ago

our son has no interest in phones, all he wants is PS4 day and night, has no idea whats going on in the world, what day of the week it is, unable to hold a decent conversation and speaks in cliches

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 year ago

How old is he?

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arussell322
arussell3221 year ago
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Lynibis
Lynibis1 year ago

arussell322 hmmmm that is a difficult age. Maybe you could turn off Wi-Fi after 9pm, tell him to pay half the bill, play on the thought of isn't he a bit too old to play kids games?. Don't buy into it....gifts etc. And if still at school pocket money is in exchange for household chores and some meaningful understandable conversations!

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arussell322
arussell3221 year ago

Lynibis yes it is a difficult age, we do turn off access at 9.30pm week days and 11pm fri/sat, we encourage them to read books and listen to music or just chill.. hes doing exams at the moment and soon as hes finished we will try to find him a job which will get him out of the house and mixing with real people and might help his development and also put a few bob in his pocket which we will encourage not to be spent on computer games.. we are happy on one hand that he is sitting in and not out on street corners like many kids are of his age in our area, buts its hard to keep a balance

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 year ago

arussell322 absolutely, with all the knife crime i don't blame any parent seeing it as the lesser of two evils.

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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1 year ago

My oldest who’s 17 loves is Xbox but if told not to be on it he understands why has no interest in social media or phones but my daughter litterly has a nervous break down if try take phone away it’s locked by finger print if WiFi off am called everything under the sun i really tempted to take her to doctor for addiction

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 year ago

I feel for you. So glad my boys were born before all this tech, now in their 40s. They like their gadgets and phones but in moderation. On Friday evenings phones are turned off for the weekend. They have a special private phone in case me or their kids need to reach them.

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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1 year ago

Lynibis it should never come about can you imagine what they going to be like 10/20 years down the line kids will be born and a planted with a chip 😂

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 year ago

Ann1984 I know it is too late for people like your daughter but I think the only answer is for parents of the future to put off buying any non educational tech as long as possible. Instead buy things like outdoor toys, fishing rods, and the sort of things that involve multiple participants and interaction. Trouble is some parents are lazy and use tech as babysitters while they kick back and don't make the effort.

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arussell322
arussell3221 year ago

we do try to regulate the wifi access otherwise the kids would probably not even sleep and be on it 24/7.. i am the worst in the world when i turn off their access, its like their world has ended.. we try to have family time like watch a movie together without phones/tablets or go for a meal or family day out, anything that doesnt involve screens, son is always reluctant to go i just cant get my head around it.. difficult times to be a parent

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arussell322
arussell3221 year ago

yes i do think its a form of addiction

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