Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Educating children is a more difficult task today than it was in the past because they spend so much time on cell phones, online games, and social networking Web sites. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

Although many people might have a different opinion about this subject, I personally believe that the process of educating the younger generation is becoming easier every day, even though the access to distracting tools such as cell phones and video games has increased. Furthermore, I will provide two reasons with examples to support my idea. Firstly, The devices that we sometimes address as "distracting", can act as great education tools if used properly. For example, I used to see an advertisement for a mobile application on the TV which claimed that can teach math to children with a novel entertaining, and fun methodology. I decided to install this app on my toddler's phone and he ended up liking it. His performance at his next math exam was remarkable in comparison with his last one. I inferred that this app actually shifted the boring, tedious task of conventional math teaching into an amusing, addicting game to play and learn mathematical topics. We as parents often tend to misuse these devices and our children will copy us perfectly. later on, we complain about how bad they affect our precious ones. Second, our education system nowadays is more complex and functional than it was before. The teachers and instructors at schools are getting special attention and they are becoming more adept day by day. The tools they use for tutoring are also getting sophisticated and more efficient. The school buildings, for instance, are turning into "smart buildings", which basically means that they are getting equipped with diverse digital features such as computers, digital boards, E-book readers and etcetera. I remember when I used to be a schooler, the most advanced technology that I had access to was in fact an engineering calculator. So with this changes, the academic staff will develop faster and better ways to teach, and students will have a better time learning and experiencing. In conclusion, in the contemporary era, children are getting better care when it comes to academic education . Even if they spend a lot of time on their phones or on the internet, if they are informed about how they should use these tools, they might even learn many new, useful things that are not taught in schools. In addition, academic facilities are advancing in many ways and are becoming better in providing service to the kids. So we shouldn't be that much pessimistic about the impacts of digital devices on the young generation.
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