Childhood is becoming more imperfect

February 20, 2017, 3:42 am

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The debate "Childhood is becoming more imperfect" was started by Jona on February 20, 2017, 3:42 am. By the way, Jona is disagreeing with this statement. 26 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 25 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

Jona posted 1 argument, Nurlan Zholdasbayev posted 1 argument, SalonY posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
Jona posted 4 arguments, Nemiroff posted 2 arguments, M3phisto posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

thereal, human, Nurlan Zholdasbayev, makson, SalonY and 21 visitors agree.
Jona, Pugsly, M3phisto, Mr_Beuller and 21 visitors disagree.

its because of So called smart Era

1 year, 11 months ago

when books were first being mass produced, similar arguments were made that people will be isolated and lazy.

2 years, 3 months ago

Well, first, perfection is perfectly subjective. There is no absolute perfection and then, IF there is one please explain it to me. (unless your perfection means a childhood you or your father had back in 1940s or 50s, then i'll reject this definition of perfection)

Please have regard to our history and get a bigger perspective. Our 'childhood' got increasingly better. Back in 1850s, children were ill, education was really poor and most of them were forced to work daily to earn crumbles. The divisions of classes was so huge that only high class people could get proper education. This is the amount of disadvantages.
From 1918 till 1945 children were terrorised from the fear of war and instability. Plus, the hygiene was so poor that most families lost atleast 3 children before they get 10y.o. Its only in the 50s that it got better, that it got to what your parents lived, what THEY call a 'real life'.

But life goes on, today children have so many advantages to get from technology that those 'eye problems' or 'fake friends' are only a fraction of disadvantages compared to what they get from the internet. Ofc, its the parent's responsibility to understand that this is the new era, and instead of rejecting it they should embrace it. How? Well, teach your children to use internet but not abuse it. Teach them to play but regularily, teach them how important books are, and how important outside activities with friends are. This is the only big danger of today's technology: Isolation. One your child has learnt his lesson, only good things can come out of it and they will really enjoy their childhood.. and maybe thank you later for it.

2 years, 3 months ago
Nemiroff
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hello nurian.

I completely disagree. I think childhood is at its best and improving. if the biggest fault of technology is eye strain, then that is very much worth its many benefits (although you totally missed the biggest draw back which is social isolation and ignorance, but still worth it imo)

as for your second point that in some places children are too impoverished.... that was only worse in the past, we just didn't know/care about it back then.

yes, putting your kid in front of the TV for hours is bad, but when both parents have to work, would it be better to just leave the kid in an empty room with absolutely no stimulation? many children's programing and apps are educational and massively useful for families that can't afford preschool. is it ideal? no, but few things in the lives of poor people are ideal.

I do hope your goodbye was for the night, because if you just wanted to shout your view and run before anyone challenges it, that's pretty lame.

2 years, 3 months ago

hello my name is Nurlan . I agree that childhood is becoming more an more imperfect. we know that technologies are developing. But there is no doubt technology has more bad sides. Ok let me start all of them has mobile phone. there is no reason that you had smartphone or tablet. They will decrease your eye level .Your eye will be minus. Then you are gonna wear eyeglass. Is it good. of course bad. There are many facts about That childhood is becoming more imperfect. Let me start from the first fact In china there are many child which is becoming more imperfect. china does not have any money to earn the money to the child. This is the main thing that I want to say. So I mean china is good culture but their child is becoming more an more imperfect. Maybe they killed child. It is bad news to the world. Therefor how can you say that childhood is becoming more perfect. You are wrong. I thing all of them agreed to me right now. That s main point of you thanks. Thanks for your attention and listening. GOOD BYE. I AGREED

2 years, 3 months ago
neveralone
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I think u r right. that for the most part we are heading wrong.

2 years, 4 months ago

Ok, it's entirely fine that we have different experience and perception about this point.

But what do you think, which side of topic convinces you more although I can conclude that you don't have a strong opinion about the topic.

2 years, 4 months ago
neveralone
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I understand but that's not always the case. I know people who's real friends they have never met. that they are in contact with only online.

2 years, 4 months ago

Maybe I should have mentioned it more correctly, when I write real friends then I mean those people on whom I can rely with close eyes. The people whose opinion really matter. Those who really understand me and I understand them.
And on social media, yes a person has friends in their friend list but there are only a few people on whom they have complete faith.

2 years, 4 months ago
neveralone
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some people are like that but apparently most have "real" friends. personally I don't get on any of those.(too much stupidity.)

2 years, 4 months ago
Jona
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Agreed.
But when I wrote real friends, I meant that people like me have hundreds of friends on facebook but they are just known people. When I count my real friends among them then I can count them on my fingers.

2 years, 4 months ago

these are some problems with my generation. though there are some good. with those friends online could become great friends who can support u from anywhere. though friends nearby are always wanted. if we could get off the drama part of social media the online part is going to vanish. these things are problems that have always been there but never truly fixed.

2 years, 4 months ago

But on the other hand now children have new opportunities, better exposure. They are more connected to the world. They are more informed. They have access to technology and new gadgets.
They can easily research, study better or develop their skills by using net etc.

2 years, 4 months ago

Well I don't have any strong opinions about this topic.
But a wish to say is that nowadays children don't have much time, a majority of time is spent online or in school. They have many friends on facebook but in real life they are not their real friends. Things like suicides, cyber bullying, weak health etc have been seen. Even competition has increased.

2 years, 4 months ago

how so?

2 years, 4 months ago
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