“History is dependent on the new generation to write a new chapter.” LaMelo Ball
In current times, children rarely seen playing with balloons, dolls, and other toys rather they like to play with mobile phones and tablets in a very early age. With growing, technology children are also getting smarter and more advanced and they are changing their choices. The next generation kids will be the luckiest as they will be having everything, which previous kids aspire for, readily available to them. The next generation of kids also called as Z generation or alpha generation.
According to statistics, about 30% of world population is consisting of children. These kids will be the adults of 1950, which is predicted by Yuval Harari, will be the time of innumerable of Artificial Intelligence and technology. Therefore, with the easiness, there is awaiting huge machine force to replace human’s manual works, then people will find shortage in job market.
For this reason, today’s kids need to be trained accordingly for the future new jobs may readily be available for them.
This rapid changing bringing innovation to the world and giving awakening to the world today, however, it will be posing huge burden on next generation for maintenance and to establish new form of security mechanism that could rescue them from invisible enemies in the form of cybercrimes. Thus, parents should aware children of their responsibility of the world embedded with the technology they will be entering before handover them the mobile or letting them to use social media.
What characteristics need to develop in the future kids
“Each new generation is reared by its predecessor; the latter must therefore improve in order to improve its successor. The movement is circular.” Emile Durkheim
Most of the parents seems to be worried about the future of the kids. As there remain uncertainty, what change future might bring? and what would be the requirements of the future jobs? Shall their children’s education fit for those requirements? There is need to develop such skills that could pacify them in their future jobs and nurture them in a way that could make them resilient in the face of fast changing world which demands critical thinking and fast problem solver.
Today’s children will be the workforce of 2035 and their competition will be with machines too besides other human beings. To the matter of fact, children should be inculcated following characteristics to make them ready for challenges coming ahead.
It is natural that children follow their parents and learn from them more than they learn at school. Parents need to train them to accelerate their critical thinking faculty. For this reason, parents should buy them such toys for instance, blocks, puzzles that help children think more critically and deeply.
Parents also time to time ask them questions whenever their children come to them and encourage them to solve those questions by themselves without parents’ involvement. It will help them to build problem-solving faculty in them.
The second method, parents as well as teachers should adopt, is to develop self-confidence in children. This method also called just-right in which he/she gain confidence in doing things on their own. This strategy called Kumon method in which children get mastery over their behavior. Through this way, parents and teachers will facilitate children to gain confidence in themselves.
Digital distraction is one of the biggest threats to children’s focus, parents are concerned about in today’s world. Social media is like a sea where one can find every kind of content, heap of it can help students learn, rest is full of distractors. Students get easily involved in joyous elements that give them time being amusement, while distracting them from actual purpose. According to Cameron Dallas “Social media… it’s the future for the new generation.”
However, social media also has put future of children on stack now it is on parents how they keep their children on specific tract of vast social media. Parents should make their children realize their future dreams and keep them on their track.
Self-Discipline is also most important for children to make them attentive to their goals and resist unhealthy temptations and extraneous things that wastes their time. Discipline helps in development of responsible adults, however, its training start from young age. When children learn to live in discipline in their early age, they ultimately exhibit it in their future professional time.
Self-learning equips the people in their future life to make indecently decisions confidentially. This is most important feature most demanding in coming times. Children should be facilitated by parents and their teachers for their self-learning, so that they become future’s good decision-makers.
According toMr Yosuke Sugawa, General Manager of Kumon Malaysia: “When children are exposed to new challenges at a young age, it allows them to learn on their own, they’ll have a hard time distinguishing between play and learning.”
Future generation is depended on today’s children. They must be equipped in a way that they could handle any kind of challenge may come into their way.
With the rampant increase in technology, there is coming transformation in everything we come across. Unfortunately, many of those children who are living in remote areas, are unaware of this change coming into the world. According to a new joint report from UNICEF and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) two-thirds of the world’s school-age children – or 1.3 billion children aged 3 to 17 years old – do not have internet connection in their homes. Thus, these children are at high risk of sufferings from coming high tech-world.