ALL WE ARE saying, is give kids a chance.
The next generation is going to face some pretty stubborn hurdles, and here’s how we’re letting them down…
1. Challenging them to find a username that’s not already taken
How is little EllaByrne123458652321LOL@gmail.com going to be taken seriously in job interviews?
And what kind of professional Twitter username is @DylanOReillySEXYYOLO12 anyway?
2. Allowing this to happen
This Facebook page has more than half a million ‘Likes’. Won’t somebody think of the children? Literally?
3. And allowing this to happen
She’s trying to scroll through the magazine. GET THIS CHILD A BOOK. STAT!
4. Letting cassette tapes die
Future generations will never know the joy of making a decent mixed tape:
They’ll never know what it meant to sit by the radio with one finger on ‘REC’ and one finger on ‘PLAY’ waiting for the DJ to stop talking:
And they’ll never understand what this meant:
5. Terrible memories
When was the last time you had to remember a friend’s phone number off the top of your head?
Or the last time you had to spell a difficult word without looking it up? Or recall a fact without Googling it.
This is the future people:
6. Denying them the joy of prank calls
Nowadays, the mere sight of an unknown number sends us into a spin of panic.
Gone are the glory days of prank calls, when all you needed was a phone box, some balls, and someone, anyone, to answer.