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10 Big Things That Have Changed Since You Were a Child

Childhood has changed. You used to be a child, but now you are not. Today's children live in a world that is far different from when we were children.

It's crucial to know today's children if you are going to reach and disciple them.

Let's take a look at 10 big things that have changed since you were a child.

Unlimited access to information. Yesterday's children had to take an encyclopedia off the shelf or take a trip to the local library to get the information they needed.

Today's children can type in a topic in Google and instantly have access to a sea of information about the topic. This has changed the way children do research, homework, write essays and more.

Smartphones. I remember when I was in college. There were no smartphones. To talk with my parents, I had to walk down the street to a phone booth and make the call...a collect call of course since I was scrapping by in college.

Today's children are getting smartphones at younger and younger ages. 95% of teens have access to a smartphone and the average age for a child to receive their first smartphone is age 12.

Along with the phone comes access to a lot of good things and a lot of not good things. Parents must monitor their child's usage diligently.