Updated: Sep 7, 2019

The youth of today face a reality that those from past generations did not, and with the becomes a responsibility from US to help them negotiate a firm foundation from which they can thrive from and succeed.

In previous generations there were no social media, there were family rules and education had the expectations of following the curricula and upholding the values of the school.

Kids played outside after school with the neighbourhood and learnt to get along and exercise while having fun. There were no stigma racism or identities, they were kids free to do what kid do best, be happy.

As society put in stapilutionms on how to raise children within the family home, change the way schools ran, restrictions came into play that have made being a child harder when in the idea was to make things easier more diverse.

Children learnt to be the best you needed to work hard to achieve this. They were taught to respect their elders and each other. When the idea that some felt left out when they didn’t receive a prize for hard work, someone thought it a great idea to give it away to all that participated.

Social media while excellent for allowing the world community to engage no matter where they are, being creative sharing information readily, communicating with friends and family near and far and to share updates about milestones. However it opened up the ability for predators to have access to vulnerable children who didn't understand that danger. It has also made the young mind have no though of posting things otherwise would be private. Social media is instant, and forever recorded, which with one mistake a child feels overwhelmed and can become anxious.