"Red is kinda sus" Says my 14 year old
"What???" I ask.
She looks at me as if I have just landed from Mars.
"Oho!!!" She exclaims.
And then takes pity on me and starts explaining.
"When we play 'Among Us' (for the uninitiated - this is an online game) the red guy is usually the imposter and needs to be caught.
So when you think that something is suspicious.... You say 'red is kinda sus'"
Wow!! This is a different language!!
Are you rolling your eyes and thinking...
"How can she allow her child to play online games?"
Let me tell you this.....
This is the new world.
The post Corona virtually connected world.
It is almost like a different planet.
Our children are growing up on this planet.
If you step onto this planet you will find that....
You just CANNOT understand what they are saying OR writing.
This is the language of the virtual world.
And those who don't play online games can't understand it.
Can children afford to not understand what their friends are saying?
And so... You can be sure that every child.. Is DEFINITELY playing online games
Are they doing it with your permission or without?
Are you trying to learn the games Or are you pretending that they don't exist?
The virtual world is now REAL!
We need to accept it.
We need to learn more about it.
Otherwise we will soon have no way to communicate with our children.
Parenting is changing.
Are you still operating by the old rules?