I’m the first to admit that we live in a very tech-driven society these days. And my household is no exception. My young children each have their own tablet, along with access to the internet and games to play at a young age. I even made my oldest, who was still only 8, a Facebook account last year to stay in touch with a friend away from school, though he’s since deleted it.
So I get it.
Then I read an article, The Demise of Guys? Over My Dead Body by Gregg Murset at My Job Chart, and I got it even more. In it, he discusses how our children are wasting their days in front of the computer, or with video games. Activities that are numbing them to the real world. Our guys are having a difficult time transitioning into the men we need to be, because they are zoning out and tuning in instead of growing up. In short, our “guys are flaming out”.
I’ve said before that I need to cut down on my children’s intake of the internet. This article only further cemented that fact. I also have a startling infographic to share. Did you know the average young person will spend over 10,000 hours gaming by the age of 21?