Good morning people!
Yesterday’s episode of Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi literally scared me. Somehow Golu’s actions, especially the way he stole Rs 4,000 from his father’s wallet at wee hours of the night gave me chills.
Although the tasks of this game by Golu were moderate as compared to the one I am going to talk over in this article, yet somehow the pattern did remind me of the infamous game of Blue Whale.
The game that originated in Russia apparently made youngsters commit crime, hurt themselves, get themselves addicted and later made them kill themselves. The inventor of the game claimed that he had the intention of cleaning the society from weak and unwanted people through this game. Such destructive mind I must say!
This game in the show was no less. A game which declares yourself as a ‘loser’ if you fail to steal, can’t be made by any sane man.
But Golu’s addiction to it is dangerous.
In this context, I would like to write something again with two references.
How many of you have seen parents trying to distract, please or entertain their toddlers by showing them something intriguing on phone? The mere technology of swiping the screen by just touching somehow immediately appeals to kids and I have seen kids who are months old or just a year also expertly swiping through the screen of a phone and taking extreme pleasure in doing the deed.
Yesterday in a hospital’s waiting lounge, I saw a similar scene where a little girl, may be one and half years old, was swiping through the screen of her mother’s phone and giggling merrily.
When this child will be 5 years old, she will nothing be like the children we were at 5. There will be nothing like going to parks in the evening, playing ludo, crying for toys, asking for colourful golas while returning back from school, but it will be all about X-boxes, video games and social networking sites.
Our children will be like robots. They will know to socialise only in the virtual world but not in the real. They would learn to hide themselves behind a computer screen instead of facing the world.
No exposure before proper time is good for health. We don’t feed our children with solid food until their teeth appear, we don’t send them to school until a certain acceptable age, we don’t try to teach them do things on their own until they are of a considerable age, we don’t consider them as adults until they are 18. Then why do we hand them over these gadgets when they don’t even speak or spell the word ‘gadget’?
Why today’s children have a cell phone, a tab or an i-pad to play with at such tender age? There are children who probably know more about today’s technology than we do! As much as that’s impressive, that’s dangerous too! Because ‘Blue Whale’ kind of stuff are lurking around everywhere on internet to target weak and impressionable hearts.
And even if it’s not a game, then also, is twitter a wonderful site to be in for a kid? What kind of language do often trollers use in twitter to target celebrities or important personalities? The curse words aren’t surely something that should reach the eyes of a child.
But still all of it are exposed to little children like Golu, just because they are smart and they have access to these gadgets.
With regards to this, I had read an article which stated how Prince William’s son and daughter are raised in this modern era of 2017.
Apparently little Prince George and little Princess Charlotte are barred from using gadgets because their parents feel that their kids should also receive the childhood they had with toys, outdoor games and activities.
Can’t we encourage more of such bringing up pattern too?
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