The Hidden Cost

Charging our phones so that

the spies may come alive.

Hiding in our houses they

report back on how we survive.

Every private thought

has been recorded.

and an algorithm will let us

know how we will be rewarded

They traumatise our children

with obscene images

that in the past would have

been considered criminal.

Freedom of speech

is all very well

but try criticising these spies

and you are told to go to hell.

We invited these entities

into our homes

while the hidden cost

remained unknown.

They are in control and make

sure everything is in sync

by force feeding us so much

information that we

don’t know what to think.

Try to turn them off and we worry

about what we have missed

and then we realise it

was futile to resist.

Looking at your child, you have

figured out the hidden cost,

it’s the innocence of

a generation that’s being lost.

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5 thoughts on “The Hidden Cost

  1. Yes! I was just reflecting on this when my 12 year old niece stayed with us yesterday. She hardly put her phone down for a second and it was so sad 😔 Today’s kids are really being trampled by media and never learning to think or play. 😢

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  2. We drive by the local park frequently. All the people walking the park are just looking down at their phones. Their eyes are not looking at the world around them. We have teenagers that don’t have phones. We let them use ours. They get enough screen time at school. Our generation are reliable on their phones. You don’t know peoples phone numbers. So in case of emergency and there’s no battery or you have cracked your screen. I don’t know how much more our kids can ingest into their minds. Raising our children to be able to go to the next level of life. Why won’t parents stop letting technology babysit their kids. It’s lazy and at times child abuse in a sense. We have to make a stand in our family’s so that it makes them better people. And we have given them their best foot forward.

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