What it’s like to grow up in the age of technology?

Jeremy Brighton

With the advent of internet and technologies, our world has changed dramatically. What has become different? Let’s take a closer look at one 13-year-old girl’s world. 

We didn’t have any mobile phones, and all home phones were reserved for adults…or we were allowed to use home phones for a limited time only. What an innocent time! To speak to our friends and classmates, we just went to their houses. Our parents expected us to play outside until dinnertime… What has changed ever since? Katherine Pommerening, born in 2002, a member of Generation Z, is inviting us to see her world and to better understand how teenagers live in our modern world. So, dive in, it’s time!



Below we’ve picked out some of her best comments:

  • “Over 100 likes is good, for me. And comments. You just comment to make a joke or tag someone.”
  • “It kind of, almost, promotes you as a good person. If someone says, ‘tbh you’re nice and pretty,’ that kind of like, validates you in the comments. Then people can look at it and say ‘Oh, she’s nice and pretty.’”
  • “I decide the pictures that look good,” she says. “Ones with my friends, ones that are a really nice-looking picture.”
  • “Happy birthday posts are a pretty big deal,” she says. “It really shows who cares enough to put you on their page.”

To read all the interview with this girl.

After checking this, it becomes obvious that her entire life is deeply connected with her mobile. And Katherine Pommerening is an ordinary 13-year-old girl. In other words, our children are the generation born glued to screens. Indeed, the majority of modern kids learn to use mobile devices or tablets before they are able to talk. Plus, technology has long become the first thing children pick up when they wake up, and the very last thing they look at before they go to bed. Should parents be concerned? Of course! There are a lot of dangers and threats connected to the mobile and online world. That is why installing any reputable parental control on kid’s devices, for instance, mSpy seems a pretty good idea.

Meanwhile, we remind you that mSpy now is one of the key instruments to safeguard modern children online. It is one of the best ways nowadays to really acknowledge any child’s interests and concerns. With the GPS tracking, parents can know if their children are in the wrong or dangerous neighborhood; with the messaging records, including texts, emails and most messengers – the cyber-bullying problem can be prevented.  With the web browsing history reports, concerned parents can make sure that children are not spending time on pornography or gambling websites.

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Jeremy Brighton was born and raised abroad in the family of a military, and travelled a lot all over the world. He possesses extensive experience in translating/writing for international journals and newspapers. He is a dedicated and altruistic community worker, with degrees in both Economics and Computer Engineering.

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