7 Fears of Parenting a Digital Native
Parenting has changed in this digital age! This generation of digital natives* are immersed in many digital technologies. Since most of today’s parents are immigrants to the digital space teaching their children, digital citizenry is a whole new arena of parenting. Hopefully, this article review will help provide some guidance to parents wondering what the technology is doing to their children.
This ticle is a review George, M. J., & Odgers, C. L. (2015). “Seven Fears and the Science of How Mobile Technologies May Be Influencing Adolescents in the Digital Age.” Perspectives on Psychological Science, 10(6), 832-851. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1745691615596788
(All quotes are from this source unless otherwise indicated.)
Fear 1: Use Concerns
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