Is a smartphone stronger than a handful of barbarians?Back in 476 A.D. the world got taken by surprise when they noticed that a handful of barbarians took down the mightiest nation history has ever seen. And history has a tendency of repeating itself in an infinite cycle with different variables, but in today's world, a handful of barbarians would not be needed to strike down the mightiest nation, a smartphone would do the job just fine. Why?
It has been proven scientifically that each new generation tends to have a lower IQ than the previous one, the reason? Too much screen time. As neurocientist Michel Desmurget once said: "The main pillars of our intelligence is affected when too much screen time is presented to us: language, focus, memory, culture, all affected by a small device we call smartphone". The keyword here is "culture", when this aspect of a society is degraded to a point of no return, a nation can lose it's unity, bringing chaos to their citizens, and leaving the integrity of the whole country at stake.
Parents that do not know how to dosage their own internet time, will not be able to dosage their child's screen time, leading to a undisciplined consume of content, which most of the time is inappropriate for a grown human, let alone for a small kid, inducing in them psychological problems and an never ending loop of dopamine, which leads to procastination and so on.
In conclusion, if nothing is done by responsible adults in regards to the future of their children, what would the future of a nation look like if their foundation are kids? Parents need to control the digital enviroment their kids are in, they need to determine how much of internet usage is good for them, they need to specify which kind of content they can see, and which kind they cannot. Everyone should know the disadvantages of prolonged consumption of infertile content because only if they recognize that as being unhealthy, they'll be able to see it all.