Technology taking over childhood 6

All around us we can see who is ruling the world these days. Most of us will agree that it’s not us who owns a gadget but nowadays gadgets have learnt to tame us so well and our mastering our lives now.

Even our children and otherwise vibrant youth are in the grip of technology and all in the wrong way.

Many of us have raised our concern about this issue from time to time but what we have not discussed so far is the root cause of this issue, which of course has long-term effects on the growth of our children and their mindset. Along with these gadgets, there are other monsters in the form of social media app which have also taken all the innocence of our children. They are getting matured before their age.

Now even the children of the age group of 10/12 years have their own Facebook and Instagram account. They are pretty active on what’s app too and can be seen on what’s app till late at night.

I stood aghast when a mother of a four-year-old child told me that her daughter needs 15 minutes on iPad, after waking up in the morning, to come out of bed. Most of the time children are put in the front of TV to gulp down their food. They are given tabs/smartphones during journeys.Remember, what we used to do on the journey? I remember who were my pals of the journey- Diamond comics, phantom, Nandan, reader digest and many other books. Children these days are far from these. Even if they are reading they are offered kindle.

Now outdoor activities are limited to one-hour training of any sports class if the child is enrolled in the one. Most of the evenings are spent with the gadgets or at least till children are pushed out by parents.

The root cause of this problem, in my view, is:
• Nuclear Family
• Less active socially and more active on social media
• Parenting style

Most of us were raised in the joint family set up so we were always surrounded by our loved ones when we wanted any help or if we wanted to share anything. We always have our cousins as our first friends so we were never out of the options of whom to play with. Nowadays not only the nuclear family is in trend but also the size of the family has reduced or the age difference between the kids is so much that they can not, most of the time, relate to each other. And if both the parents are working then, in this case, a child does not have many options and feels safe and comfortable when surrounded by friends online.

When both the parents are active on social media more and have a less social network outside the social media then children are more likely to follow this trend.We should restrict ourselves first before preaching it to our children. When we will spend our time with family, talking to them and spending quality time with each other then children can surely be kept away from the gadgets. For a better tomorrow take a leave from all social networks and gadgets at least on weekends. It will recharge you as well. Challenge yourself to stay away from your smartphones and other gadgets on weekends.

Now, last but not the least, parenting style to be blamed if our children are not listening to us. I hope you all will agree to this. Parents can be liberal but their involvement in child’s life is very important and it cannot be replaced with any gadget. Even if you can’t restrict their social media usage, they should be taught about the pros and cons of using the social media. With proper knowledge and education about it, the dangerous side effects of these social media networks can be avoided.

With our efforts, our children can have a better tomorrow. Let’s raise our children with responsibility.

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Dating is cooler than a Relationship….Do you think so?? 1036

I am 101 % every one of you is going to agree with me on this – Dating is quite fun!! As it involves meeting new people, exploring new places with your gf/bf, the excitement of a new bond, those butterflies in the stomach. But during all this, somewhere deep down lays a sense of insecurity. Insecurity of losing your special someone because dating is not synonyms to the relationship. Where relationships have the commitment, dating doesn’t follow any such decree.

One of the most significant reasons that make dating cooler than relationships is commitment. It’s not easy to not make a connection and still be together. Many people think that settling down or being in a relationship can be boring, actually, they consider it as ‘Old school’. But you know what, if you never come under this league, perhaps, you will never experience the beauty of being in a relationship.

Relationships are not meant to be boring! In fact, being in a relationship makes your life beautiful and evolves you into a better individual.

Below are few reasons that’ll make you wonder how being in a relationship makes you a better person!

  1. A Relationship Rejuvenates You

Love is a very powerful feeling it makes us do things for others which we wouldn’t do for ourselves. A relationship changes you in a better person, your partner brings out the best in you. With your partner’s love and affection, they turn you into a better individual. Being in a relationship fills you with new hopes and aspirations.

  1. It changes your Attitude towards life

When single we usually only think about ourselves, act stubborn and resentful towards people and situations. But being in a relationship makes us think rationally and lowers down our ego and arrogance. It also invokes the sense of responsibility and a better understanding of life which we generally lack.

  1. You Start Feeling Good

The best part of being in a relationship is you start feeling happy and good about everything around. There is no space for stress or reasons to be depressed as two of you are always there to support each other and work towards the happiness of one another. Here, I would like to mention that this is the case of positive relations which are not forced.

  1. You Learn to Adjust

Every relationship demands adjustment, compromise, and sharing. When you get involved with someone the first thing which happens is you start adjusting according to your partners likes and dislikes. Slowly you start sharing your living space, you start making plans together and what not. being in a relationship teaches you how to express your love and care and how to keep your partners needs first.

  1. You Explore new things

The plus point of being in a relationship is your world expands, by this I mean you get to know about new things from you from a partner. You develop new likes and hobbies. You get exposed to a different kind of music, movies and if you both like reading then, books too ;). You also get a brand-new family and set of friends and cousins to hang out with.

  1. You feel Strong

Difficulties are part of life, we all face ups and downs, difficult situations in our lives. But having a partner by your side gives you the strength to fight any battle of life. Knowing that your partner has your back will give you the courage to go through any circumstances and come out with more positivity and belief that with that your partners help you can fight anything and everything

All relationships go through hell, only the real ones get through It …So, no matter how many girls or boys you have dated, there’ll come a time when you’ll realize the meaning of settling down with that special someone!

What Nirbhaya wants to appeal today for Praduman!! 4543

They ripped my body…

They ripped my dignity…..

They ripped my dreams…..

They ripped my life…………..and they are still alive…!!

If you remember me I am Nirbhaya, a girl who was brutally raped and left to die on 16th December’12’s night. I know it’s an old story now but I am here today because my soul is in pain and tormented once again…

I am suffocated, flustered and frightened too with news of Praduman brutally murdered and a little girl of 5yrs raped in their respective schools with in three days. My intestines were pulled outside my body and his throat was slit wide open….Oh Gosh!! You can’t imagine the pain and fear….Dictionary doesn’t and cannot have a word to describe what we went through..!

Okay, you said I was out for a movie at night… I was wrong and it was my mistake etc etc but I want to ask you today was Praduman also wrong in using a washroom of his school?? Was that little girl in a school uniform was wrongly dressed and out at a wrong time??

Please answer me……this goes to all those who are sitting on administrative chairs and are just concerned about how to remain seated on those positions forever. My question is to the lawmakers, to the ministers, to the officers….to the PM of this country.

Why can’t you frighten these monsters these devils like they frightened us? Me, Praduman…..&…&…

Yes, they frightened us to the extent that our souls are still trembling. Traumatize them…torture them as they did to us.

Where are you, the honorable human rights people?? Why don’t you stand with my and their and each such parent who has lost everything in their lives with us?

When you say ‘Human Rights’ its is for humans not for these demons. NO rapists have human rights…..

Give tortures ..give them trauma to the extent that each man with such sick mentality should get a shiver before even thinking of any such crime. Scare their souls…scare them to the hell…Do it NOW..NOW!

You named me…Nirbhaya(one who never fears)…let me tell you today…I was scared..really scared and I am scared today also. I am scared for each fellow girl…for each child out there…I am scared!

You made me celebrity over night. You named funds after me. No need of all this, if you really want to do something make your laws strict & deadly for rapists and molesters. No one should dare to touch anybody without his/her consent. Make my country safe for all women…for little ones. PLEASE!

Do what Yemen administration did to a child rapist and murderer. Punish them publicly…punish them as brutally as they were with us. It is my last appeal to you people.

Do it for me…for Praduman..for….for….

Do it so that there will be no more Nirbhayas and Pradumans…EVER!