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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Kids shouldn’t become consumed with electronics

In today’s society, everyone is consumed with electronics, usually in the hands of teens, smart phones and iPads are taking over.

But smartphone and iPad usage has spread to young kids, and when I say young I mean when they learn to grasp something, they are reaching for an iPhone or iPad.

Kids around ages 3-13 are just too young to have their minds warped by electronics.

Teens, young adults and even middle aged adults should slow down and enjoy pure life a little more than technology life.

At least teens and adults know the risk and accept the responsibility of basically giving their lives to technology.

Now, I am not a parent, but I see often at grocery stores and even with kids in my own family, when kids cry parents say “here play with this” and hand them a cell phone or tablet.

Magically the crying stops, their eyes get glazed and they are stuck playing like that until mom or dad takes it away so the kid can eat or something.

Peace and quiet is quite rare when having children around, but there are better, more effective, educational and recreational ways of dealing with crying bratty kids.

There are plenty of parks around with awesome playgrounds for children of all ages. Take them out, let them get some fresh air and interact with a tangible world rather than the false reality of electronics.

Let them experience life and interact with children. This will help the child figure out who they are inside, what their likes and dislikes are. You will be able to see how they handle situations.

The fear of young children having electronics at a young age is that they won’t take time to adapt to the outside world, they won’t learn how to truly interact with real people on real issues.

We will soon turn into a robotic society, without tuning into our true feelings, without knowing people, without traits or emotions. Just robots wandering around with glazed eyes staring into a screen.

True, not everyone will be like this. There are the few who are “so above social media” and live their lives just fine without the constant social media update or game addiction.

Checking Facebook a few times throughout the day isn’t bad, it’s when someone becomes obsessed with it is when it goes too far.

When they have to be constantly looking at it, and it’s like something didn’t happen in life if they didn’t hear about it on the internet is when people need to take a step back and take a break from it for a while.

Enjoy life, take a walk with friends or your pets, go spend some time with loved ones, go bike riding or read a book, but don’t feel obligated to tweet every second of it. The only thing that matters is that you enjoyed it.

People don’t have to know you’re every move. Live your life for yourself not for others. Experience life to the fullest and show our younger generation it’s okay to do the same.

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Alexandra Scoville, Editor in Chief
Spring 2014 My name is Alexandra Scoville, I am the editor-in-chief of the Talon Marks brand. This is my fourth semester on staff. I took a semester off in Fall 2013 and focused on taking a photography class and an audio class. I’m eager to use those skills for this semester of Talon Marks. When I am not in class or at school I’m usually watching wrestling or going to a live show. That’s like half my life. I’m interested in photography, writing and design. I plan on transferring to Cal State Fullerton and hope to teach a journalism class in the future.
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