“Do you know what my little daughter scribbled in her notebook?” asked a shocked mom and close friend of mine.
“I wanna fall in love,” she said sounding worried. The child is just in Grade 3.
I am not surprised.
I was hearing two days ago from a teacher this story.
A Grade 4 girl rushed to the teacher and said in a hush-hush tone: “Warn this boy. He is talking nonsense and saying he will make me pregnant.”
The stunned teacher called the boy and admonished him: “She is your classmate and like your sister.”
The boy reacted: “This girl talks too much ma’am. She is spreading rumours in class that I look at porn sites.”
The teacher blushed more than the students.
These are real life stories, not made up by me.
Information explosion is having a negative impact on kids. Just like the knife that can be used for good purpose (cutting vegetables) and for killing people, Internet has dangerous flip sides. All depends on how we use the medium.
Media has been unhelpful. India’s top newspaper carries this headline on its website’s front page: “Ten kissing commandments.”
Tauba tauba. I am not getting deeper into this post. I am an innocent little lad.