What Does the Future Hold for the Generation Growing Up With Social Media

Love it when Pinterest or Facebook , from time to time, surfaces a pin or post with a picture from the 1980 or 1990 era — a stream of these can be viewed via Pinterest and may tug at a few hearts while memories of those good ‘ol days surface! Looking back, I would not trade drinking from the garden hose or playing in the community sand box with neighbors — in that era, it was simply living in a “real” in the moment amuse ourselves life style. There was little TV, families gathered in the evenings to build a puzzle or play Rumoli, went to the drive-in theatre on the weekend, and for the occasional treat a stop by Dairy Queen or McDonald’s! Check-out this video to get a glimpse into the world of being a child in today’s era: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7dLU6fk9QY

“So, what happens when an entire generation of adolescents grows up in a world where social media interactions have become the norm…..” Published on January 2, 2014 by Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D. in The Modern Teen

Here’s an article to learn the hypotheses: Growing Up Twitbook: Top 10 Predictions Of Life in 2024! A bit alarming to discover these findings but all in all social media is meant to break down borders and improve social interactions. Once this type of medium is introduced into the general learnings of the academics across all educational systems, the children of the future will learn how to maximize the digital world to greater heights than any of us can imagine at this juncture in society!

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