2016-10-31 14:41:00

Patriarch Kirill urges to draw children out of virtual reality more often

*** Youth should be attracted to real work in the epoch of gadgets

Moscow, October 31, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia urges adults not to let their children lose connection with reality in the background of widely spread gadgets.

"Children from the early childhood get used to gadgets, they learn how to use electronic devices, and it certainly contributes to their soonest education, but there is one problem: they stop dealing with reality, they sank in virtual reality," the patriarch said on Monday opening a session of the Supreme Church Council in Moscow.

He suggested using such things in educational process that would compensate the lack of these connection with reality to the child, for example to attract children to work.

Patriarch Kirill said that he saw how popular workshops are where participants are attracted to work skills: sculpt in clay, chip, model during various youth forums. "There was no such interest in our time," he said.

"For example, they chop a chapel, and a hundred people watch how they do it. In our times, a hundred people would not come to see how a bathhouse is chopped. Today, people come to the centre of the city to watch how to treat the log, how to construct a one-day church," the patriarch said suggesting to open such workshops at Sunday schools.