Times have changed from a period of absolute freeness that a normal childhood boasted of, to a pretty busy and as it is called fulfilling one. Time, internet and privacy are enough to take away innocence of a teenager.

In a social media video podcast, the speaker was discussing possibilities of what a human can be in comparison to similar possibilities for some nonhuman being. Unlike animals or other nonhuman beings, the variations among humans themselves represent a large spectrum owing to a large difference among them in terms of lifestyle pertaining to part of earth they inhabit and their access to earthly resources. To some extent, the fact as mentioned here is also applicable to nonhuman beings residing on planet but a limited exposure also limits the implications.

 

Times have changed from a period of absolute freeness that a normal childhood boasted of, to a pretty busy and as it is called fulfilling one. New gadgets have changed dynamics of the day and also lifestyle of children. They have time and are also endowed with easily accessible fast internet. Changing times have also resulted in evolution of parenting techniques and parent-kid interaction. One aspect of this development is that children from early teen years now get to spend greater time with themselves— privacy a far flung word for Indian households has turned out to be real thing.

 

Time, internet and privacy are enough to take away innocence of a teenager. Though, individually none of these terms should be offensive to anyone but when taken all together, it can make for a haunting sight for any teenager’s parent. From a simple addiction to a big range of cyber-crimes— the aforesaid has all in it to take stock of and worry about for any parent. Threats emanating from web world are no less threatening when compared to physical world because cyber-attacks target mental state, which makes it even harder for teenagers to open up about it. For parents or guardians it turns out to be a mystery or simply an unbearable state of ruination. Living ravages in form of grief of parents who lost their kids in Blue Whale Challenge is one such recent example of it, but just one.

 

It has to be handled with utmost levels of caution and care. Parental awareness is only way through it; a relationship blessed with confidence in each other— where all confessions are celebrations— can come in handy in tackling efficiently all such threats. Not just the home spaces, arrangements such as understanding psychology and routine activities and behaviour of teen students in classrooms through special interactive sessions with specialists and teachers shall have to be made at places of learning.        

 

The complexions and complications of humanely world designed by humans itself expose humans to a bigger aura of challenges and task them to show up with quite different and intelligent character to move in the race and eventually complete it some fine day. More than the end line of race the various stages it consists of are important. Actually, the end line in this race is the last thing a person look up to in its life span for each stage define the next stage and its relevance to be at the next stage. What this para about human life being a race concludes is that there can be absolute shockers for some, pain, pleasure, peace, putridness and what not.