Jenkins’ White Paper
Jenkin’s White Paper got me thinking about the differences in social development between the youth of today and the youth of the past.
Personally, I have noticed a lack of social development in the young people of today. For example, when I was a kid I was expected to look at the person I was talking to, respond when someone spoke to me, and be polite when meeting someone new, and lately I have been appalled by the lack of “social graces” exhibited by some of the young people I have met/encountered. However, in today’s society, so much of the social aspect of a young person’s life is via different types of media. Is this lack of true social situations effecting the young person’s overall social development?
The social rules of society are different in a social situation versus a social situation through media. If a young person experiences the majority of their social situations only through a form of media, there is a chance they are not receiving enough social feedback to form accepted social norms practiced in real society.
I enjoy social media, but I think there comes a time when certain activities need to be limited, especially for those that are easily effected, such as young people.