Now if you read Pixie Van Dimple’s book you will know that Pixie had a very BAD smartphone day that day….
The fact is that now we have the smartphone pandora out of the box, we have a complex myriad of negative issues of it to deal with. We can say that there are a lot of positive things to say about smartphones and their place in our daily lives, but today Pixie and her friends had a BAD smartphone day.
How do I know that? Well, Pixie has not said what it was exactly that upset her so much – I can only hope she will speak to me when she wants to, but she felt so overwhelmed by her emotions and the events of the day that she told me after school that she wished that we did not have smartphones and social media. That she thought how great it would be if she had been born before smartphones had been invented! Say in the 1990’s…..
I did suggest that she can take breaks from her phone sometimes but she said that it would not work because everyone else had them and they would all need to put them down for a while and that was just not going to happen!
As the evening went on and we ate Pixie’s favourite food together, (spicy bean burger with sweet potato fries with chilli on top). Then we had a chat together on the sofa, about a few things and touched on the subject of social media posts – how all her friends and even the younger ones all wanted to be doing what the ’20 year olds are doing’. What about going to an aqua park with her friends, I suggested if we organised it with the parents .. ? ‘Oh that’s sooo year 5 or 6’ she said! A lost youth I thought!
Pixie has not told me yet what was bothering her so much but we had the most wonderful evening in the end. She will probably mull it over and I hope she will talk to me about it tomorrow or the day after, or maybe a teacher at school. She knows I am always here for her when she is ready….
Quite a lot to think about really??