Are kids today spending too much time online living in virtual world forgetting what its like to be a child?

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Are kids today spending too much time online living in virtual world forgetting what its like to be a child?

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It's not only kids. A lot of people live in a virtual world.
They shop in a virtual world.
They only interact with "friends" they have found in a virtual world.
They date in a virtual world.
They shop in a virtual world.
They get their entertainment from a virtual world.
They travel and see the world in a virtual world.
They build relationships in a virtual world.
Some have even limited their physical relationships to a virtual world.

All of the above wouldn't be bad (for anyone) if they balanced the virtual world with experiencing and interacting with the "real" world as well.

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JustJimColo JustJimColo

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It's not only kids. A lot of people live in a virtual world.
They shop in a virtual world.
They only interact with "friends" they have found in a virtual world.
They date in a virtual world.
They shop in a virtual world.
They get their entertainment from a virtual world.
They travel and see the world in a virtual world.
They build relationships in a virtual world.
Some have even limited their physical relationships to a virtual world.

All of the above wouldn't be bad (for anyone) if they balanced the virtual world with experiencing and interacting with the "real" world as well.

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JustJimColo JustJimColo

In response to “It's not only kids. A lot of people live in...

Can't possibly Better that answer.

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Blewynanifail Blewynanifail

In response to “It's not only kids. A lot of people live in...

That's me.. and you nailed it.

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OzSurfer OzSurfer

JustJimColo said it all and I totally agree!

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Rooster Rooster

It's not the kids' fault, it's just the world they were born into.
Kids, and even teens and some 20-somethings have a very underdeveloped imagination compared to the generation just before them, and previous generations because they have access to every form of entertainment 24/7, on their phone. it might be convenient, but it's a double edged sword.

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Thedudeyouhatetomeet Thedudeyouhatetomeet

I know when i was that age i always wanted to be with my dad i grew up on 600 acre dairy farm. My dad was always outside doing something. Logging sugaring raccoon hunting haying no matter how busy he was he and believe me on dairy farm you are always busy. But he always had time for his kids he would say things like "the hay can wait let's go swimming fishing" etc. That's where my love of being outdoors comes from much better living in virtual world

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Metal_god14 OP

Meant better than living in virtual world

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Metal_god14 OP

i'm just still fascinated with the fact that this generation of teens is running around saying "lit" back when I was a teen Lit just meant you were really really stoned

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TomboyJanet TomboyJanet

In response to “i'm just still fascinated with the fact that...

Meant that when i was young...er.
What does it mean now?

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Carla Carla

In response to “Meant that when i was young...er. What does...

It's like Oh man this party is LIT!!! like it's awesome

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TomboyJanet TomboyJanet

In response to “It's like Oh man this party is LIT!!! like...

Ahhh.
They still have parties?
Real ones where kids actually leave their screens?

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Carla Carla

It is coming to light that the founders of FB know it is addicting and are pleased to be able to collect off this addiction.
Our house is an official "no phone zone." The kids balked at first but they know it's the law. They are learning to play board games and love going outside. I think that is the way it should be.

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ozzyboy ozzyboy

read this from a different writer yesterday.......interesting.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ch...apart-society/

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Freeranger Freeranger

In response to “read this from a different writer...

I did. It is.

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Carla Carla

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Have you seen this? If they won't let their kids use electronics in education what is that telling the rest of us.
The other side of the coin is that our fighter pilots grew up playing video games and that made them good at their jobs.

www.businessinsider.com/waldorf-silicon-valley-school...

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ozzyboy ozzyboy

I love being outdoors can't enjoy this in virtual world

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Metal_god14 OP

think kids remember their best day ever on Xbox?

I'd say no

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Neanderthal_Momdoer Neanderthal_Momdoer

they know what it's like to be a child, it's just not the same as children from the freakin 1920s. We progress so much technologically and you want me to play hoop and stick?

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Skr3wBall Skr3wBall

I think they are on phones an tablets and everything but really dealing with people face to face.

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