ELA 11 4rd hour
June 5, 2011
The Kids We Knew and the Kids We Know
The twentieth generation is filled with a new breed of kids that are always being criticized by the adults for having a bad behavior. Apparently, adults would never talk to their parents the way kids do today. They would never argue, never talk back, and would never disagree with anything when being punished. Times are changing, the world is a different place now and adults are not ready for what the future holds. Instead of family diners, family reunions, trips to the park and lake; people eat fast food, stay in touch by Facebook, text, and sit at home on the computer. Technology is moving fast and the kids that are born in the middle are moving with it. Technology will only get faster and unless something changes kids will only get “worse”.
Some people may think that technology is the reason for kid’s behavior. If people have not come to realize, there whole life revolves around technology. Could anyone imagine going one day without a single piece of technology? Freshman Quanai said, "When I don't have my phone, I feel like I'm not going to make it through the day." Cell phones give kids the freedom of only having to talk to their parents when checking in. there is no for sure way to tell where they are or who their with. Adults do not know how much trouble their kids could be getting in to with them just on the other line. Study’s shows that 93 percent of kids between the ages of 12 and 17 use the Internet regularly. It may not seem like their far but when an adult now was a kid then two streets was a long ways. Carol Workinger, 70 year old mother, says when she was just a kid every hour on the hour she was to check in with her mother. That is how kids now should be. If parents don’t want their kids getting into trouble then have them come home to check in. do not use a cell phone to “see” how a kid is doing.
“This notion of teens being in touch all the...