Brandi Wood did an experiment recently that really got our attention! She sat quietly in the corner of a room and tallied how many times her children looked at her for various reasons: to see if they saw their cool tricks, to seek approval or disapproval for what they were doing, and to watch her reactions.
She couldn’t help but wonder if she was on some sort of technology (Like a mobile phone) what message would she had been sending to her children?
She says: “28 times my children would have wondered if the World Wide Web was more important than them. 28 times my boys would have not received the attention most adults are searching for. 28 times my loves would have questioned if they were alone emotionally. 28 times my kids would have been reassured that who you are online is what really matters. In a world where we are accepted as who people perceive us to be and not who we really are, in a world where validation comes from how many followers or likes we have, in a world where quality time with loved ones is being replaced by isolation and text messages from the other room, I beg you to be different.”
“Please put down your technology and spend some time with your family & loved ones. The next generation of children is counting on us to teach them how to be adults, don’t be too busy on social media, you never know who is watching and what message you are sending.”
Make sure to SHARE her wonderful message with your friends!