I am and have been a teacher, and a spirit father (like a godfather, but I'm not Christian, although my spirit child's family is, but they don't need me to be). Kids, and especially adolescents, need caring adults in their lives. They need to be known, spoken with, listened to, witnessed, felt (through the air and/or closer, as appropriate), tended to by parents and teachers. They also need to be taught living, breathing, present person-to-person, by both peers and teachers; there are many things computers and videos will never be able to teach them, one of them being how one's living body and mind regulates and shifts and handles everything being taught, from reciting poetry to conducting lab work to figure drawing to quietly reading. Live teachers are also needed to give children and adolescents not just their thoughts but their heartfelt energy, their living voices, their appropriate physical touch and measured presence and witness, their physical movement, and their whole response to the whole child and adolescent. A computer can't do any of that. Computers are not alive, and to deny children and adolescents living adults closely raising them is to isolate and deprive them of what they need. We humans take a very long time to grow up because we need lots and lots and lots and lots of loving care and teaching to learn how to be good, mature adult members of the social species. The gadgets are already taking their bloody toll. We need more loving human contact, not less, for all ages of people.