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[–]Jesus[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Teens and young adults have all the power and truth at their fingertips, whether on the internet or reading books. Unfortunately, the latter they do not do, but with endless dopamine inducing distraction I'm afraid to say we are heading into very murky waters.

It's up to the parents to teach their children!

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Some kids DO read books. Truuuust meeeeeeee____________I just may be one of them.

[–]Nanner 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's not that simple. While parents SHOULD teach their children, they aren't all capable. Think of the parents who have their kids fix their devices or computers. Hell, back in the day, it was the kids who had to set the vcr.

Many parents aren't tech-savvy nor critical thinking enough themselves to sift through the bs out there to find the actual truth. The "truth" is not immediately accessible at their fingertips.

There seems to be a push on sites to abandon the shit sites like reddit, Facebook, youtube because hell, why bother with the nonsense? Why even try to get through to folks and past the bots, shills and idiots? I feel even that is damaging. That is where the gullible frequent and if no one even tries there, then they do control the narrative. It's like abandoning the playground because there are bullies who won't play with you because you're lame and dumb. However, if you think differently and become cool, you'll get likes! Others do eventually learn there is a better playground, but no one is left behind to tell all of the others any differently. Just seems hopeless and scary at times to realize how easy it is for folks to be manipulated, groomed and controlled.

Propagandists are the new child predators and it's entirely legal.