Technology and Need
Throughout my life I have tried not to go so far into technology. It is obvious that technology is not my thing and it has never been. But what happens when the children begin to appear and with them the world opens wide to thousands of ideas and new practices?
Once I was in a consultation for the pediatrician, I was sitting next to me, a lady about 45 years old, we were both waiting for the same doctor. Suddenly, and with a cell phone in his hand he looks at me and starts a chat with me, that I’m not very sociable.
-What this thing from Facebook tells me… with a face of not understanding too much. And the talk continues, that more than conversation was a monologue. Have not you read about the atrocities that are done through this network? He asks me, and I with a smile and shaking my head I say no. Many people with fake personalities, changed names and others are talking and engaging in conversations and even reaching children and teenagers. How exposed our children are, and for this there is no sex, no matter the girl or child.
-Already telling me this, I began to pay more attention to him and said, therefore, to all the parents that I could, I urge you to learn to use technology and accompany your children who are their friends in the networks and who know their Friendships that today are not only flesh and blood but also virtual and very dangerous.
I believe that after this comment, there has been nothing in my life that I have looked for more and with more interest than to approach the technology, which incidentally, is a continuous research but that is so easy to reach.
I remember that before, we only had to attend a library to access the information or go to the home of people who have had the purchasing power to buy them on a particular subject.
Today with a cell phone and an internet connection, we have all the information at the fingertips. When I sit down and think about it, I find the reason for those famous words… There is no better teacher than need.
The thirst to know in what things and our young people and children make that the parents investigate and we are experts in diverse subjects. It is a challenge that we must face as we have done to be parents, but at this moment is when we realize that they are a world different from ours.