Kids! When will they stop these playing silly games and get down to bizness?
Don’t worry, we’re not grinding the old anti-video game saw. And we’re not talking about making the fitness curriculum more rigorous for middle school P.E. classes.
We’re referring a new wave of games that bring young people together and get them out of the house. We’re upset about the emergence of popular teen pastimes that build teamwork and a strong sense of shared accomplishment. Huh?
We’re talking about flash mobs, spontaneous assemblages of youth who hook up via Facebook or Twitter and come together to wreak havoc and steal merchandise from homes and businesses. And the latest youth frivolity, “the knockout game”, which brings small gangs together to roam the streets and pick out unwitting victims to receive one swift punch in the face. So much fun!
And after they play one of these new games, they often engage in that great classic: hide and seek….
Silly 21st century kids!