I believe that kids nowadays are more advanced than their predecessors in every aspect, for example, information technology, exam results and social ills. Just look at the number of top scorers in the public exams. During my time, it was a rare phenomenon to see a student scored straight As in SPM. But, last year, a Kelantanese girl scored 191A’s. That’s definitely awesome!
But what I want to write here is about my eldest daughter, Dalilah. She has started to pick up some internet browsing skills by observing her father using his notebook almost every day. I have never taught her how to search for video clips in YouTube, but she is able to do it somehow. After watching a movie on television, she will search for the similar title online with the hope that she can download and watch it offline. At this moment, she is hooked to online girl games such as Barbie, Princess and Winx Club. Sometimes, she fights for the internet access with me and her uncle. I have a Celcom Mobile Broadband service at home, so the three of us take turn to browse the Internet. My brother is a heavy YM chatter while I spend most of my time online by blogging and making new friends through facebook and hi5.
What I can conclude here is that children should be exposed to the Internet but the parents must control their children so that they do not venture into the dark side of the cyber world.