Today whilst at work, I served a mother and her 12-year-old daughter. Now when I say 12-year-old some of these words may come to mind: bubbly; playful; child; curious. All in all, the image of a young (small) person who hasn’t yet hit puberty.
That is not what I saw.
Not only did this kid have A LOT of make up on, but her outfit of the day was too mature for her age and I saw too much flesh to believe she was only twelve.
Now I say I served this child and her mother. I might as well say I served just the mother since she was the only one giving me any eye contact. The 12-year-old was too busy looking at her IPhone 5 – YES! IPhone 5!!!
My first ever phone can only be described as a ‘brick’. I was 13-years-old and my new phone had no colour and only one game installed. The main purpose of the phone was to keep the one contact saved within the phone happy and knowledgeable of my whereabouts i.e. MUM!
What happened to kids reading books/comics or just wanting to play outside? Technology can't be the only reason can it? What about the choice of clothing?