My Facebook Page: “Parents Must Teach Kids Redeeming Social Media Values”

From My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 12/24/17

Parents of the 21st century, the Logan Paul controversy must become your wake-up call. How on earth did he get the idea that filming a dead body is appropriate? Logan Paul is a 22-year-old who grew up in a culture that surrounded him with visual depictions of gore and violence. Like typical Americans his age, Logan had watched more than 200,000 acts of violence that include more than 16,000 murders by the time he was 18. He also watched children’s programming that displays up to 20 violent acts per hour.

We essentially allowed Logan’s generation to pick up their examples, role models and values from a media culture that’s extremely saturated with violence, and now we are letting them be the role models for today’s kids.

So parents, if you’ve had enough and want to take back control over your children’s upbringing, I suggest you join hands and demand from YouTube and other social media platforms to toughen up their regulations, so users cannot upload inappropriate content.

But regulations, sanctions and precautions won’t really solve the root of the problem. Sooner or later, there will be no escape from taking our education system and its methods through a complete makeover.

Parents, understand your kids’ world. They spend 8-11 hours a day glued to their screens, mostly on social media. They get bored easily, and quickly move on to the next attraction with a swipe of their finger.

We passed the stage where education was about information and knowledge. Our education must now focus on building the human being. And that means building a value system within the person and a social environment around the person that balances the human ego and directs it towards positive realization.

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