The Power of the Pencil Over Technology Devices
Silicon Valley parents witness firsthand that technology is potentially harmful to their children, many parents are restricting or outright banning screen time for their children altogether, and these parents are sending their children to schools where there are little to no computers in sight.
By Susan Price, Gold Star Mother & Analyst
[Originally published by americaoutloud.com]
Cautious of technology’s effect on their developing minds, many Technology wizards are sending their offspring to good old fashion, reading, writing and arithmetic related private schools, where the “POWER OF THE PENCIL” is enforced and not a single computer or calculator in sight. These parents want to prevent the brain-hacking of their children by the influential addictive behaviors of electronic devices.
“When children at exclusive Silicon Valley private schools mention apples, they usually aren’t talking about computers rather lunch, and they are also more likely to doodle than google.”
What Knowledge do these Techy’s have that mainstream America does not? Obviously they want their children to grow up with imagination and the basic roots to solving problems on their own without relying on an electronic device of some kind or is it that these Tech Wizards witness America has become desensitized with the human interactions of one on one conversations and touch because people have become hypnotized and zombified by the false world of electronics, either way, silicon valley is a world within a world and the tech geniuses are trying to resuscitate their children’s lifestyle patterns.
The pedagogy emphasizes the role of imagination in learning and takes a holistic approach that integrates the intellectual, practical and creative development of pupils.
The fact that parents working for pioneering technology companies are questioning the value of computers in education, begs the question…”Is the futuristic dream of high tech classrooms really in the best interest of the future generations?”
Silicon Valley parents witness firsthand that technology is potentially harmful to their children, many parents are restricting or outright banning screen time for their children altogether, and these parents are sending their children to schools where there are little to no computers in sight. The trends follows a long standing practice among high level tech executives who have set limits for their own children for years.
In certain techy homes, there are no video game systems allowed, this includes cell phones to a certain age….and in the homes that do allow videos, cellphones, computer and other electronic devices, they are limited to less than one hour a day, yet there are no limits to the use of puzzles, the reading of a good book from the family library or partaking in a family board game or sports and physical activities.
In essence, these astringent actions utilized by techy parents makes us wonder, are they worried about some (AI) Artificial Intelligence of mind control taking over the unconscious mindsets of our children?
Former employees at major tech companies have openly condemned the companies focus on building addictive tech products. Such addictions are transforming todays children into the true consumer of electronic devices and most parents buy into the notion that they want to give their children the benefits they never experienced.
About The Author
Susan Price, Gold Star Mother
Patriot, Investigative Researcher,
National Voice,Veteran Advocate, Advocate for Justice
Susan is a National Gold Star Mother and resides in the Suburban Western New York area. The daughter of a Marine, and Army Veteran, She is also the Mother of a Fallen American Hero, Gunnery Sgt, Aaron Michael Kenefick a highly decorated and stellar Marine of over twelve years.
Susan is also known as a Veterans Advocate and a National voice. She has appeared on 60 Minutes, and other national media as well as and Patriot radio. Having worked with various Congressmen concerning our Military and Veterans, she has been sought out by many as the “the Gold Star Mother with a voice” – and “go to person”. Email her directly at: SusanPrice@AmericaOutLoud.com