My friend Charlie is a substitute teacher, and I guess it gets to him sometimes.......he sent me these cartoons, which I couldn't resist posting. Anybody think there's some truth here?
I confess, I do wonder. At a recent show, the 10 year old daughter of
my neighbor sat, hypnotized, with a little box in her hands for the
entire duration of the day........about 7 hours. She didn't speak,
interact with anyone, or walk about. They say that TV has been the
babysitter of children for the past 40 years or so............but now,
with video games, the "TV" is portable and available 24/7. I worry about
the introversion into cyberspace/video space, and the lack of
interaction with the "real world" ("Nature deprivation disorder"?)
then there is this actual school answering machine message from
Maroochydore state high school in Queensland, Australia .............