Much of the concern about cellphones and instant messaging and Twitter has been focused on how children who incessantly use the technology are affected by it. But parents’ use of such technology — and its effect on their offspring — is now becoming an equal source of concern to some child-development researchers.
Sherry Turkle, director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Initiative on Technology and Self, has been studying how parental use of technology affects children and young adults. After five years and 300 interviews, she has found that feelings of hurt, jealousy and competition are widespread. Her findings will be published in “Alone Together” early next year by Basic Books.
Asked by Anonymous at 5:38 PM on Jun. 10, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
It's easy to sit in your little chair and judge other parents, but do you know what they are doing on their phones? We had both of our kids in soccer at the same time and at times I would be texting to my DH how the game I was watching was going and asking how the other child's game was coming along. Sure, if they are doing their facebook or whatever then they are ignoring their kids, but if you are close enough to see what they are doing on their phones then perhaps you aren't paying attention to your child as well.
As for computer time, my kids have education computer software that we installed and we don't have classic type video games in our house (wii, nintendo, playstation or any other variation of the sort). We have bikes and scooters and friends and we play outside when weather allows.
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:05 by: Anon
It's no wonder the kids are always yelling.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:34 PM on Jun. 10, 2010
None of that stuff was invented yet whenI raised my kids. They all turned out successful.
Answer by Natesmom507 at 11:06 PM on Jun. 10, 2010