Question :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 phone, online games, and social networking Web site. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

With the developing of technology, teenager and kids spend more time using the cell phone. As they received more information than before from the Internet, they may think more than the children decades ago. Some parents state that it is more difficult for them to teach their kids. However, I hold the contrary view that it is easy to educate children. The reasons are as below: Firstly, we can use the cell phone as a kid-education tool because the cell phone is a convenient tool. For example, in the past, we should give the kids some books to read, and it is difficult for us to find books and consider which one is suitable. But now we can search on google to find some reading material online and then send the link to the kids, which is a more effective way to educate children. Secondly, the online social networking website may not be a bad thing for the kids because it can reduce their pressure. For instance, I saw some people working as a consultor for the kids. The kids can share their problems such as some arguments with friends or some unhappy things with them, and they give the kids advice. I think it truly makes many kids happy and benefit to their mental health. So I think such communication can keep the kids from negative emotions. Although there is much harmful information on the website, it has more advantage than the disadvantage. What the parents should do is to keep their children from harmful information. Clear them the right things. Teach them how to distinguish the information. And harmful information will not be a problem. As for the reasons showing above, it is not a difficult thing to educate a child who likes to play cell phone. If the parents can choose the right way to guide children, spending time on the electric device will not be a problem.
Submitted by Mahshid Manzouri on
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