Letter: Rampant electronics put damper on relationships

Dear Editor,

I enjoyed a refreshing talk with a relative today. I’d complained to him how insular kids seem these days. Walking down the street they rarely give you a glance, and look startled if you greet them with an “Hello” and a friendly smile.

I complained that my own grandson had not spoken more than a few words during Christmas celebrations, as he spent most of his time rexting his friends or with his eyes glued to his iPad.

Stephen acknowledged my complaint and told me his married children refuse to let their offspring be dominated by electronic mediums. Television time and computer time is strictly limited by their intelligent parents. They are included in all conversations and discussions, so that they will mature into sociable, outgoing, and friendly human beings.

I might add that these parents are most successful and utilize the electronic world efficiently. It is refreshing to know that their kids will not be drawn into that distant world where communication and human warmth seem to be of a past generation.

Mike Harvey, Langley

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