He said that constantly being glued to screens — where terrible events of the world become just another story on the evening news — ensured children today were numb to the suffering of those around the world and warned that the comforts of life gave an illusion that you were safe from pain, fear or worry.
Pope Francis told the crowd that those who sit for hours in front of the latest television shows or scrolling through their smartphones were losing themselves.
“The times we live in do not call for young ‘couch potatoes’ but for young people with shoes, or better, boots laced,” Francis said.
Does Pope Francis have a point? Do children today have a warped sense of the world because of television and technology?