I continually marvel at the irony of a generation of people who cannot live
without their smartphone or their "social media" calling themselves
"connected". To what? To whom? We've all seen people in company
ignoring that company for their phone. Our young workers spent more time
attending to their phones--which beep every other minute--than to their work.
People give short shrift to their driving because they are absorbed in their
phones. I call this DISconnected. It is certainly diseased. If everybody
logged off "social media" forever and smashed their smartphones into
rubble, we'd make a major leap back toward sanity. Smart phones=dumb
I wish there was a way for this article to appear on every person's
Facebook page or the log in page for all social media. Video games can be
lumped in with spending too much time "escaping " from reality too. I
think a brief article about creative ways parents can spend time with their
families in small ways could be a helpful piece. Dividing time between
establishing relationships with children takes enough work and now social media
definitely takes a front seat to spending quality time with kids. Great article!