"There must be a limit and some control.
I ask my students - what is 20% or 25...and they all took out their electronic calculator. Could not give me the answer without it - that's the kind of young people we have today...and now that we have advanced to more and more sophisticated gadgets, it is more a bane than a boon!
Parents pay for internet connection for their kids - you think they use it for research and for their school projects (they just copy from their friends...and they call it working smart) and their studies - dream on! Over the years as a teacher, I've seen it all... Can't understand why parents are so blind not to see it...or they just do not care...or they simply spoil their kids rotten!"
The above is the comment Arthur left in my comment box and I really found it to be so true,you see I have come across many boys and girls,you will be surprised how advanced their handphones can be, how "canggih" their MP3 can be,I have got a friend,who bought for his son,the "Beast" headset that cost him about RM1000 ++,that he uses it for no particular reason and I am sure he is not a musician.
I am not saying you should deprive our children of the certain kind of luxuries,but to keep changing handphone for them when there is any latest model coming out,isn't it way too much?
The other day,I bought for my son a brand new Toshiba notebook,it was only when his old one(which also got it second hand)is going to kaput anytime soon, I could sense that he was appreciative towards his new toy.
I wholeheartedly agree with this,how many times do we see our children using computer for the sake of doing research of to gain extra knowledge?
So,one day when these children grow up,not knowing how to plan for their finances,get into heavy credit card debt,friends shunning them(cos they can't give them any more handouts),please don't blame then,cos many years back,we spoiled them rotten..............
P/S : Going back to the roots