Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong


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YMCA 2016 May


When parents and children eat together, these are precious moments. Having face-to-face conversations about your daily work and school lives is enriching and important. Mobile technology, while incredibly convenient and helpful, also brings with it certain problems. One of these is the disruption of connections between individuals. Nowadays, around tables all across Hong Kong, parents and children alike are looking at their screens instead of their families. There is no eye contact or conversation between them at all – it’s like watching strangers have a meal. Why do we feel compelled to check our phones even when our whole family is right there with us?