Technology, Culture, & Emotional Intelligence

What Happens When Kids Manage Their Own Screen Time

It seems to me that the students we so often worry about are concerned too.

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I recently read a quote from a parenting magazine where a concerned author and parent voiced a concern that many parents have about the emergence of new technologies:

“Here is a device,” they said, “whose voice is everywhere.. We may question the quality of its offering for our children, we may approve or deplore its entertainments and enchantments; but we are powerless to shut it out . . . it comes into our very homes and captures our children before our very eyes.”

So what is the device the author is so concerned about? It was the radio. This parenting article was written in the 1920s.

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Jamie Larson