Technology!!!

It could be strongly debated that technology is awesome! I have arguments for both bad and good. I’m sure it was intention of Alexander Bell to add value to the world with his telephone invention. The television has become a major part of life with so many additions and upgrades to make it better and better. iPads, computers and video games are a part of life and deemed necessary now.

I must say that I love the tech free days, though! We had a black out in the neighborhood the other night. The phones eventually died, and there was no television on. The wifi doesn’t work without the electricity, so therefore the iPads and handheld whatever’s did not work. What a great time of teamwork the kids had to find flashlights, hide-n-go seek, and comfort the little ones who were afraid. The kids reenacted movies they liked with shadow puppets. They laughed and talked to each other! Wow! How cute! For a moment in time, technology was not between them, and they were bonding with each other. Now, I do take away electronics as a form of punishment from time to time. However, they work to get them back, so technology is still in control. It was nice to have the moment celebrated, because there was no technology available.

I can’t control when black outs come. I wish there was a trigger for technology to automatically shut off when they see something or read something that poisons their precious minds. It’s a tough battle as parents to protect children from information and bad ideas! I have had to convince one that they do not have diabetes, because of symptoms they googled. It’s a necessary battle. Technology should be a tool to help your family, not a weapon to hinder your family. You may not be able to filter what they see and learn, but you can teach the values necessary to process information. Enjoy technology free moments!!!

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