Decline of social Skills : Social Development

Decline of social Skills

“Guess what I saw on Facebook last night?” The most popular question of the decade amongst today’s teenagers is laced with rhetoric because really, the person asking it doesn’t want an answer. They just want to be able to tell their story, their little piece of trivial information concerning a status they saw, or a photo they looked at or an inbox message they received. At my school, it’s Facebook. At others it may be MySpace, or Twitter, or whatever other social networking site is the must-be-seen-on for that month, but ultimately they all work the same way.

This question, said more like a comment, is possibly the most common conversation opener used in high schools. Rarely is a conversation with more than three exchanges heard without at least one mention of online communication. It seems that after the polite “Hi, how are you?”, teenagers desperately return to the topic of Facebook, or similar, and their online ‘friends’. Either that or there was nothing interesting on Facebook that night to talk about, so the conversation dies out. One of the two.

Sure, social networking has taken over the world in a way that nobody could have possibly predicted, but is this really what the world has come to? Seriously? If the majority of teenagers resort to talking about talking, even if it is online communication, something’s gone seriously wrong. Where on Earth have our social skills been hidden? I, for one, would like them returned as soon as possible, please.

Personally, I don’t find talking about social networking interesting. I’d much rather be having a chat about the upcoming party or last night’s netball game or something in real life, than what some ignorant, young brat with too much time on their hands said to another ignorant, young brat. I mean, sure Facebook is fun and it is a great way to communicate, but when I am unable to have a single conversation without hearing a reference to it, I become slightly annoyed. Surely our lives have not become so boring that we have nothing else to talk about.

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