What Future for Our Children? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

What Future for Our Children? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

“They have bad manners, show disrespect to elders and contradict their parents and are tyrants with their teachers.”

Does this sound familiar? This was Aristotle commenting on young people hundreds of years ago. We wonder what he would say if he had seen on Facebook a twelve-year old child posting semi-nude pictures of herself for the world to see. There are also children that take guns to school and create mayhem. Aristotle would also have been horrified to see children in sagging pants wriggling like ducks on the high street or burning the midnight oil playing video games.

The question is: where did childhood go? Are our children growing too fast? Childhood is a time when the young should have innocent fun, when they should enjoy the company of their friends and should take pride in their studies.   

Some parents have argued that this is a rather idyllic state and it is hard to find young people having innocent fun. It seems as if society has positioned itself to dish out temptations and many children fall prey to them.  A five-year old is on the computer on a learning site. Suddenly a lewd site pops up and the child is left bewildered. By looking at such images the child has made a leap in years and he and his parents would now have to deal with a number of social and psychological issues in a hurry.

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  • Youman  On July 20, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Social networking sites like Facebook are pure evil and the Internet is the devil work. Paedo can link up and share photos and live streaming of people being murdered or the perpetrator boasting about it on line ..what a sick world we live in.

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