Yesterday I met a recent graduate of Secondary (High School) school in Hong Kong. She shared with me how students communicate in Hong Kong. They use a download application to their smart phone (that I had never heard of), then they start a group of friends and each message is sent INSTANTLY to who they want or to the entire group. This is all based upon their phone number and not an email address.
No matter how much we want children to be what we want them to be they will develop their own world and desires based upon today’s technology and not yesterdays learning.
Kids will play video games either with parent knowledge or without parent knowledge. It is a matter of are they a slave to the game or the game is a slave to them. But we have to go beyond games to learning applications that the children want to be part of their lifestyle.