I was sat the other day thinking about how different it is being a child in the 80’s compared to being a child today and it’s actually quite a difference
It didn’t even exist when I was a child. It came when I was a teen and even then there was no such thing as broadband , we had good old dial-up. You could literally hear the internet connecting and if anyone picked up the house phone it was game over and you had to start again!
These days they just switch on their devices and it’s all connected. They don’t even use house phones let alone have them interrupting their internet connection. If you are stuck for an answer on homework or just want to know something with a few clicks and a tiny bit of typing you can find pretty much anything.
We had to use text books, can you imagine having to sit and flick through the pages to find what you want or visit a library to find the right book?
I have fond memories of playing outside as a child. We would take pogo sticks, roller skates , a football. Building dens on the mount near our house was always fun. I spent hours and hours outside only coming in when it was time for food. Knocking on someones door to ask if they were playing out was a normal thing to do.
Now when you look outside the kids are usually on their phones, recording YouTube videos , applying make up whilst following a tutorial. Knocking on the door to see if someone is coming out is rare. They just message each other instead and then you’re lucky if they even want to go out because they’re so consumed in their devices.
Which is better?