The pace at which technology is redefining the way people live is changing rapidly. The Android smartphone has an app for just about anything that people could want. There are apps for managing finances, answering general questions, or finding a way around town. And the youth today are more adept at navigating this modern technology.
Teenagers are learning how to do more with these Android apps, and it is changing the way that children grow up in this tech-savvy society.
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Getting Questions Answered
There are two schools of thought about the Android apps that offer instant answers to questions for teenagers: One perspective is that teenagers lose that feeling of adventure when the answers are provided for them instantly. The other is when teenagers find resources—not their parents—for the answers to questions, then the bond between parent and child is breached.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Teenagers have a lot of questions, and when those answers are readily available, then the teenagers can use those answers to develop their own adventures. In many cases, knowing the answers is just the beginning of the adventure for teenagers.
When teenagers learn to do more with these Android apps, they tend to test the answers they get against their parents’ perceptions. If anything, the ability to get instant answers to questions forces parents to become more educated and more prepared to interact with their teenagers on a meaningful level.
Finding Their Way
No parent will argue that any tool that helps teenagers to find their way around and prevent teenagers from getting lost is a valuable one. Teenagers are explorers that want to try the routes that they traveled as children. The difference is that teenagers want to travel on their own sometimes. For example, a teenager has traveled the road to grandma’s house for years with his parents. When he gets his driver’s license, then he wants to try that route on his own.
That spirit of adventure is alive in every teenager, which means that teenagers love to plan car trips to places they have either been or not been just to enjoy the experience of driving someplace.
With the Android apps that have GPS service on them, and the apps that give accurate addresses and directions for destinations, a teenager is no longer at risk of getting lost every time he takes the car on a new adventure.
Staying In Touch
Teenagers in this new modern era are used to staying in touch with friends and family members constantly. Android apps that allow instant access to social networking websites help a teenager to contact entire groups of friends simultaneously, as opposed to the old days where teenagers had to contact people one at a time.
Teenagers are learning to do more with these Android apps than their parents could have ever dreamed of. Android apps and smartphone Internet access are changing the way that teenagers grow up and see the world.