I remember back in the day when I, as a kid, would play with a Transformers toy. I’d effortlessly switch it from vehicle to robot and vice versa with no difficulty at all… It was as if I knew it like the back of my hand.
I was part of that generation. A generation who grew up playing with PCs powered with DOS, Wordstar and Windows 3.1. Things and technologies of our time which seemed so complicated for the parents of our generation to comprehend, let alone operate, we simply just knew how to use. Perhaps because it was something we naturally grew up with… not something we deliberately had to learn and master.
Now… a new generation is emerging – the “Digital Natives”.
These Digital Natives are the children growing up today – kids who are growing up in a digital environment that they just automatically and naturally know how to be a part of.
Just as we, who grew up with things and concepts that our parents found difficult to comprehend, the kids of today do not remember a time in their lives without the internet, a computer or even a smartphone. These things just are. And for these Digital Natives, what we consider to be challenging learning curves in this day and age are seemingly second nature to them. They are the first generation to grow up “digital” and so have a fundamentally different relationship with technology and have greater understanding of its concepts.
And just as we were cared for by those who came before us, making sure that the future we’d grow up in and embrace would be conducive for learning and safe, so should we do the same for those who are well on their way to embracing their digital future.
Globe is one of the top data and internet service providers in the country and with this comes the opportunity to create a healthy cyber-culture for the users of today and the users of tomorrow: the Digital Natives. And with their next-generation network, Globe creates a wonderful digital world for these children through safe internet use.
This, in my opinion, is of utmost importance. Just because these kids understand more of this new digital frontier than we do, doesn’t mean that we cannot help course them through the right path.
We should gift our Digital Natives not only with a bigger and brighter future filled with limitless possibilities, but a safe one as well.
Just like Globe’s mission, it is our calling and our responsibility.
My Globe Digital Natives Twitter Contest
I’ve got a really wonderful treat for all of you!
Join my Twitter contest and you could win:
Php 5,000.00 worth of Globe Prepaid credits
Php 5,000.00 waived off of your Globe postpaid bill
It’s very easy to join! All you have to do is TWEET your answer to the following question:
“What apps or online stuff out there are great for kids?”
- Don’t forget to TAG ME (@chuckiedreyfus) and make sure to include the hashtag #GlobeDigitalNatives
- You also have to be following me on Twitter (@chuckiedreyfus) in order to be eligible to win.
- The contest STARTS at 9:00AM today (May 28, 2014) and ENDS at 9:00AM tomorrow (May 29, 2014).
So, keep on tweeting out your answers. Come up with lots of creative answers. The more tweets, the better chances of winning.
Globe will select the most creative/unique tweet who will win this really cool prize! Good luck, everyone! Tweet away!