Thanks Arvada Press for Jerry Fabyanic’s recent editorial “Phubbing: A social disease.” This reminder of my own years in technical education and what I’ve seen USA young go through with other evolutionary technologies advancements is significant. These advances do cause needs; for better Citizenship, communal participations and learning how to make each community functional for all’s mutual benefit.
While new societal terminology like “Phubbing” aren’t new with advancing Tech effects, they do point to present societal adaptations and which issues caused should be addressed. American communities have survived other past Social Tech creations like “Cubbing” (PCs) and “Tubbing” (TVs). These other advances issues cause even still more social changes like “streaming” has. Our once protected “Mass Experiences” on our electronic screens now provide unfettered individualized involvements with complete media access given even to the immature.
As stated, “…young people transition from childhood dependency to adulthood self-reliance.” Children are our communities’ life’s blood, and even minor Tech improvements make healthy survival of teens questionable. How young a child is too young or are parents’ direct approvals necessary with all public early educational lessons?
Extremely easy to use advanced technology interfaces makes’ parental advice, guidance and guidelines mandatory and an educational right for the betterment of all USA children.
Gary Scofield, Arvada