Digital technologies have changed different aspects of our lives, and it has been noticed, that children and adolescents have lost their love for reading, preferring to spend free time on watching TV or gaming. Teachers, parents, psychologists concern about this trend and they are trying to draw kids' attention to literature.
One of the reason why children lost their interest in books might be a lack of time to read among adults. Modern life have become more stressful and challenging, that leads to altering family's traditions and habits. For example, 20-30 years ago many families could dedicate whole evenings to reading and discussing novels or articles, involving each member to this process. It helped to form love to reading and create a skill do debate ideas. Hence, parents should be a role model for their offspring and try to find an opportunity to debate books and authors with children.
Secondly, children, who was born in the digital world, are wasting a lot of time using smartphone or laptops. Complexity of this situation is excessive amount of information, and young people simply may have no idea about opportunities provided by the Internet. But some lecturers include listening to audio-books or lectures in tuition courses, sharing their knowledge of e-libraries with their students. So, pointing to the right way among the myriad online-sources could encourage young generation to read more without necessity to abandon modern technologies.
In a nutshell, adults play a significant role in parenting and instilling a right positive habits such as reading. Undoubtedly, modern lifestyle demands adult's permanent concentrate and focusing on smartphones and with their e-mail apps, e-calendars and an absolutely huge entertainment space. However, people should adapt to changes and help children to learn applying gadgets for personal development.