A mobile phone, a touch-to-hand network, and colorful applications are breaking through the limits of space and connecting people from every corner of the world. The children in the countryside have seen the strange world from these small screens.
Like the zombies of Plant War, a group of young college students have just come to the countryside during the past summer vacation to try volunteer war mobile games.
Game: another world of children
At seven o'clock in the morning, Xiao Wenchen, a newly-awakened College student, opened the dormitory door of the teaching base. Unsurprisingly, several children were sitting at the door and playing mobile games on the wireless network of the base. Even the drama that has never changed the farm has shocked the college students from teaching to numbness.
This is a rural area in Huizhou City, Guangdong Province. Because of its close proximity to a hot spring resort, migrant villagers can go home early and late, rarely leaving their homes. Even the distance between the village children and the county primary school is the same. In the village with two yuan in both urban and rural areas, cell phone games are children's "Golden hoop sticks".
Here, the children's obsession is maddening - they play all night long, at levels ranging from bronze to diamonds for two weeks. From a layman to a veteran player, the children's growth is astonishing.
Although adults have tried their best to take "physical cut-off" measures, the force of change is too great. "It's OK to use a tool to crack WiFi. It's not difficult." The mobile phone screen broke into a big face, but did not affect Yu Fan to use it in virtual reality, in a small village to become a "king".
The 11-year-old was small and thin, and the village boys didn't like to play with him until he had eaten chicken and the king. But the domination of the game made him king of children. As long as "black", the boys hope that Yu can take them to fight, or around him to watch.
This feeling of being needed and worshipped makes Yufan feel refreshed. He studies shaking sounds more diligently and quickly, brushes tactical detonators more diligently, arrives late for class and fails to hand in his homework more specially. From a good child in the eyes of everyone, Yufan has become a "eyesore" who is often complained from door to door about "don't take my son bad". "."
All kinds of criticism did not let Yu Fan brake. On the contrary, he asked his father to run a traffic card for him. "It seems that less than 1 yuan a day, a lot of traffic, every day can not be used." He said. In rural areas, advertisements for tariff reduction have been overwhelming. The village must sell the traffic card enthusiastically. The walls of many villages are covered with slogans such as "99 yuan double card month" and "no longer looking for WiFi everywhere".
Liao had to smash his son Yubo's cell phone, and told every member of the family that if anyone dared to give it to Yubo, he saw a smash. But this did not stop Yubo's love of mobile games, he became a "non-sticky person", in addition to eating, noon sleep is also not sleeping, must be glued to the children next to the mobile phone, looking forward to getting some "handouts" to borrow his mobile phone to play for a while.
"I can't help it. I can't play with him at home. I can't play in other families. My own culture is not high, learning can not ask him to be too strong, I only know that the bad things in life do not give him contact. Liao Tian said.
With a substitute, hand swim back.
"Sister, open the door!" It's also the gate to the base, contrary to the way WiFi squatted and played in the last village. At Yunfu City Huacun School, students come in groups three or five times in advance to play games with volunteers. It's just a dodge ball, and they're not bored with a summer vacation.
Twelve college students came here to teach them about the dangers of mobile games to rural children, all prepared for it. After a period of hard work, all 47 children who participated in the summer camp greatly reduced their dependence on mobile games. "They also play games, but are not particularly addicted, and if alternatives are found, their interest will soon turn to healthier entertainment." Lan Xudong, a teaching student at Guangdong University of Technology, said.
In summer camps, volunteers teach children sports dodge balls, lion dances, music Euclideans, handmade souvenirs of all kinds... There are so many different ways to play that these fourth to sixth graders are too late to play, and the mobile games have to go back.
At home, 12-year-old Xiaoxin took out his father's new mobile phone and tried to show off his mobile phone and game segment. At this point, volunteer Li Yuanbo put forward the suggestion of "Better to play chess", and the children immediately found the rich man. Xiao Xin soon found companions from several neighboring families, and this game lasted until the family shouted for dinner before reluctantly breaking up.
The parents also moved their sticks because their children were playing cell phone games until children met "books".
The 11-year-old Junhao family is not a very prosperous one in the village. Neighbors'new buildings surround his old brick house. His mother shyly says that the house is small and invites guests to sit down by the roadside outside the door. In such a poor family, Junhao had a lot of extra-curricular books, and his mother and he would take a 40-minute bus to the city regularly to buy books. He would swap books with his village buddies and often borrow books from the school library. "He likes dinosaurs' books best." Jun Hao's mother said.
Cloud Dragon, who will be in the first grade of junior high school, has passed the stage of obsession with mobile phone games. "It's not interesting. After playing to a certain stage, it's found to be a routine. It's not worth spending any more time in it." This adolescent boy discovered his interest: basketball. He knows clearly that playing games is impossible to achieve his dream of "playing NBA".
Wish to be alone with a book as a companion, there are a variety of social games for fun, mobile games are one of them, but only one of them.
What time does "fill" the child?
Without farm work, no housework, symbolic homework, industrialization and modern civilization swept over the rural children, is unexpected leisure. The economic pillar basically depends on the parents who work in the city. Farming is just the ornament of their grandparents'reluctance to leave the land for a lifetime. In the rural areas of Guangdong, the children are the first to live in the city.
"Swimming is afraid of accidents. When we go out, we are afraid of fighting. We never see them once at home. So bored adults are upset. Just give him a cell phone to kill time. " This "don't go out, don't bother me" thinking, indulging rural parents to let mobile phones become the first companion of children, "as long as in my eyes on it."
How to compete for children with mobile phone games? Children who are about 10 years old may not be the best solution by self-restraint and external force.
When Yan Xingfang, a social worker, was stationed at a school in Jinji Town, Kaiping City, Guangdong Province, three years ago, he felt that the students were in a terrible situation. "Sixty percent of the students were addicted to games. Schools do not allow mobile phones, all day long in their minds to go home to play games after school. You talk to him, he ignores you, because he is only immersed in his own world.
In Yan Xingfang's view, the village, mainly composed of left-behind children and the elderly, has no resistance to mobile games. In order to keep in touch with the old people and children in the family, the parents of migrant workers equipped their children with mobile phones, but the elderly can not control the abuse of children's mobile phones.
What should I do? Yan Xingfang and her companions walk in two steps. First, they organize their children to finish school homework after school. First, they stabilize their grades and slowly find the pleasure of learning. Secondly, look for social activities to replace the interaction of mobile phones, they organize children's group activities, establish peer relationships; regularly invite children's parents back to participate in parent-child activities, re-establish parent-child relationship...
"Get things done" is one of the keywords, something to be busy, something to be busy, the children bit by bit enriched, from being trapped in the boredom of the home, no longer through the small mobile phone screen to explore the outside world, but really participate in it.
A month's summer camp is drawing to a close. Wu Xiaoying, a village social worker in Huacun, is taking time to learn from the university students who support her. Wu Xiaoying participated in Guangdong Province's "Double Hundred Social Workers Program" and spent five years rooting in the countryside to provide professional social services. "Country schools do not have the ability to carry out a second class, so we come to complement the activities of children, such as computers, art, drama, a variety of. Now that I see how much they like to learn instrumental music, I want to learn Ukraine by myself, and then I can continue to teach them. Wu Xiaoying said.
"College students who go to the countryside to teach will always have to go, but the social workers in the villages take longer. We need to continue their exploration and do homework or art or sports to make use of their children's off-campus time so that they can compete with mobile games." Han Liyi, a village social worker, said.
"If anyone is accompanying, who will indulge in this thing?"
Xinhua Daily Telecom Reporters Huang Haoyuan, Deng Ruixuan and Li Jiale