There is a grave concern that children get swayed by hate speeches and actions that impact them in a negative way and alter the views of their thoughts on what is right and just. This has a consequent effect on our social fabric that binds the people to live in harmony.
For generations before us, our forefathers had a method to imbibe the moral values in the minds of children and most of us did the same to our children, brothers and sisters. These moral values were about compassion, love, valour, patience and respect that shaped young minds on how they need to deal with others in society.
Story telling has been a customary habit for many generations and it was the only source of teaching moral values to young children in their formative years. The future generations, I am afraid, are going to miss this learning of what is good and bad for them and for the society. The art of story telling has died and unless the sons, daughters and grand parents make conscious efforts, we are depriving the present day toddlers of a platform which had held the moral fabric of our society for many generations. Let us strive to minimise the impact of TVs and mobiles on them.
There are story telling platforms on YouTube available and they come at a subscription. But there is no substitute to a one to one or one to many interactive conversations , which are so essential to answer whys and hows from the kids. Such conversations help to arouse the Curiosity in their minds and they tend to open up from their reticent, timid and introvert behaviour to turn into a more welcoming outlook of people and their views.