Many of us are worried that technology is ruining the social skills of our young people. Some people even fear that in 10 years, our kids won’t be able to actually talk to real humans. They will only know how to communicate in zeros and ones, and the world will collapse due to global warming. At that point the movie Waterworld will make way more sense.
But to avoid the tragedy that is Kevin Costner in Waterworld getting any closer to our current reality, we need to teach our kids the basics of making friends with real people in the real world – minus the harpoon-shooting jetskis.
The best way to talk to your child about making friends without a phone is to break down the basic process into five small steps.