So with that EXTRA boredom, they’re MORE LIKELY to learn magic tricks (from a youtube channel instead of library – same thing but at home), or how to fix their bike, or about the plants around them; Nah, this sentiment is wrong.
She shouldn’t worry.
The internet has unleashed creativity among children in a way that the world’s never seen before.
Go through Youtube or Tiktok or Instagram and you’ll see hundreds of thousands of kids worldwide making videos to entertain themselves and their friends or even just out to nobody – just to perform and show off what they can do.
They share dancing, drawings, musical talent, sport skills – and even if nobody’s watching, these phones give them an outlet to express themselves.
So no, She’s wrong. It’s not that the internet is needed or that phones are needed; but they HELP creativity more than hurt because they give the ability to share with others.
The phones do not CURE boredom; IF ANYTHING they CREATE boredom by setting up high expectations for entertainment.