Kids Using Technology Wrong [Opinion]
Hot Rod Thompson, Townsquare Media Billings[/caption]Kids love technology, right? At least my kids do. Every night when I get home, it's a fight between my boys on who gets to use mom's phone to play a game that they've all grown attached to. What happens to cells phones when we use them nonstop? Yep, their battery dies quickly. What's the resolve? Yep, charge it.
Problem is, when it's dead and charging, they still want to play their game. Now, if you know anything about using a cell phone while it's charging, it gets pretty hot.
That's exactly what happened. My son Rodney started complaining that the phone was getting too hot while he was playing. I informed him that happens when you're using it while charging. He proceeded to put it down and about 20 minutes later, my wife needed it and went to get it but it was gone. She asked him what he did with it and he said, "I put it in the freezer." He didn't realize that this could potentially ruin her phone.
Sure enough, I went to the fridge, opened the door. There it was -- ice cold. He even cleared a whole shelf so that the phone could get optimal cooling.
Apparently I have not done my job in teaching my kids the correct procedures in taking care of a cell phone.
What have your kids done to ruin something of value in your home, without even knowing they were breaking it?