When I look around at kids today, my mind is blown. On one hand, I’ve watched a four-year-old handle an iPad better than my father. They’ve grown up with this technology and adapted to it, learning about it quicker than any other generation. They have access to any and all information at their fingertips. At the same time, they’re bombarded with the world that is social media, and it’s easy to see the effect that it’s had. Selfies and short attention span seems to be the norm.
These 16 facts about kids nowadays are sadly true. You’ll have to laugh your way through it to keep yourself from crying.
1. They see the world through the screens in their hands.
via Dave Coverly
2. They don’t realize what a pound key is.
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3. They live in a cordless world.
And they’ll never have to understand the frustrations of wanting to talk in private, but the phone was in the kitchen so you could only go as far as the cord stretched. Or talking to your crush and finding out your little sibling was listening in on the conversation from another phone the whole time.