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Old 01-08-2020, 07:02 PM
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My daughter (senior in hs) was telling me that they were talking about going back or forward in time in one of her classes. Most of the kids said they would want to go back to the 80's because they would want to live without social media. For kids that have grown up with technology, and many who are addicted to social media, I found that so interesting. I also find it good that her peers are starting to see that social media isn't necessarily a good thing.


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Old 01-08-2020, 07:09 PM
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My DD has said the same thing. She grew up without much tech around and we were not big on tv. Her daughter is growing up the same way. I absolutely love it.
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Old 01-08-2020, 07:48 PM
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My two ddís grew up in the 80ís and love that they did not have to contend with phones or social media!
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Old 01-08-2020, 08:39 PM
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That's so interesting, and somehow makes me hopeful that tech won't completely overtake us
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Old 01-08-2020, 08:45 PM
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I've often said that I'm so glad I grew up before social media became a thing. FB was new my senior year of HS, and you had to have a college email to get it. It was the only social media at the time, and smart phones weren't a thing yet. I'm thankful for technology, but social media causes a whole lot of problems especially with teenagers whose brains aren't completely developed yet .


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Old 01-08-2020, 10:53 PM
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I think a lot of teens would opt out of social media if they werenít afraid of being left out. So much drama.
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Old 01-09-2020, 06:17 AM
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I am definitely glad that I grew up before the digital age, and happy that my kids mostly did, too.

That said, I don't think social media is all bad, but you definitely shouldn't be always engaged in it. I don't understand people who are constantly tweeting, snap chatting, or whatnot. You should have a life that involves people around you more than people you don't see. You should be able to sit at the dinner table at home or a restaurant without being on your device. You should be able to turn it off to watch a movie. You should be able to go on vacation and enjoy where you are!
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Old 01-09-2020, 04:08 PM
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My dd14 wishes she grew up in the 80s like I did. She has social media and does all the things but for the most part he fees like it has ruined her generation.
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