“Never in my life would I imagine that buying my kid an iPad for his birthday would end up getting him run over,” the father said.
Now, I heard that iPad has become a yardstick for children to measure if “parents love them”. Wow was the expression astonishment that pop up in my mind when I heard this. The iPad is really get the influence in our kids world. In future, maybe there’s a kasta between kids who have iPad and kids who don’t. And it would be like earth-and-sky gap.
Things have been getting serious when the news broke, saying that a teenager was ran over by two criminals after he refused to let go of his iPad. Why the kid had chosen iPad over his life when something dangerous like this happened. Can I conclude that the iPad is more valuable than RM1499?
Kids. They don’t know they can die. They don’t know they’re vulnerable. They picture their life like Lego: Star Wars game (I mention this game because my kids love playing this on Wii). They thought themselves like Anakin Skywalker character, where you can jumps off the edge, facing death as they disappeared, off the screen and reappear again a few seconds later with a blinking form factor, full of health as he continued the journey.
Marcos Arenas’ death startled me with a serious thinking about educating my kids. This is how they must react when they are facing a dangerous moment: always choose life above all.