The world that children grow up in today is very different from what I remember as a child. I was born in the 1980s, which was not very long ago. However, with the speed at which technology is evolving today, there have been many changes.

When I was in elementary school, I would play with action figures, like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Disney characters. He was also crazy about Pogs and of course Ty Beanie Babies. I can remember our first computer, it ran on MS-DOS and the games we played were on floppy disks. I can also remember a time without the Internet. And also a time when AOL was the most popular Internet service provider.

Most of my free time as a child was spent outdoors, weather permitting. I played with chalk, rode my bike, and participated in outdoor games with the neighboring children. My friends and I went for a walk and found alternative ways to fill our time that didn’t involve an electronic device.

My friends and I made three-way calls on cordless phones that were twice the size of phones made today. Also, my first cell phone, which was even before flip phones were made, had a grey-green screen with black lettering and a four-inch retractable antenna.

Children growing up in today’s world have been exposed to a very different world. They have always lived in a world with the Internet, computers, and other devices used on a daily basis. His hobbies are also different and include playing video games, surfing the Internet, and watching YouTube. Children are even given smartphones, sometimes as early as elementary school.

Sure there are still a lot of similarities, like playing with dolls, Legos and cars, but there are also a lot of differences. While I think technological advances have been great for the economy and for improving the efficiency of our lives along with the world we live in, I also see some downsides. I think there are some important things missing in the lives of children today, including exposure to different forms of art and music. I also believe that communicating electronically so frequently hinders social skills. But regardless of my opinion, this is our world and after only living in it for 25 years, I can already see great strides in society. It will be interesting to see what kids growing up now think about this topic when they reach the age of 25.