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Gadgets and Dependency

"The Fear of Unknown" 

Not long ago, books were considered the main source of knowledge. Although that still remains a fact, the rate at which students read books has fallen dramatically due to profound over-dependency on technology (internet and electronic gadgets). In the recent past before the invention of internet, students used to visit libraries to read. Instead, technology now presents a preferred alternative source of knowledge at fingertips. Does this mean institutional learning will soon lose relevance? Is this an early warning sign that social skills development is under threat? How can we optimize technology to build a realistic better future? When technology takes full control of our lives, is it right to say we are heading towards a path of destruction?

These are valid concerns especially if and when books seem less and less attractive option for acquiring knowledge. With the dwindling interests in reading books, writing too will become a challenge. In a generation where communication is done using emojis, traditional style of education will become less and less primary choice to say the least. Gadgets dependency consumes most of the time these days, limiting the ability to interact and build social skills, or engage in activities with positive impacts. We can control and maximize the benefits technology brings through a balanced application approach to limit potential oversight on important activities that benefit the world.


How does this picture reflect an individual image? Imagine a world where "togetherness" is actually "loneliness" . That's the fear of unknown.


Socializing through interaction 


When socializing is social

Learning how to work as a team shapes collectiveness attitude, and can promote commitment and devotion to achieve certain goals. When socializing is social, children learn to explore and discover their potentials which can ultimately empower them to make certain decisions based on their judgements. Both caregivers and educators together, have a responsibility to provide the foundation to support this crucial stage of development. How can we craft appropriate trajectory that would guide young individuals to a better future? This is an important question we need to address within the small window of early child development.

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