Does your child seem to know more than you about the internet? Do they spend all of their free time online, refreshing their social networking sites? The Online Mom provides some basic guidelines for monitoring your child’s internet usage and familiarizing yourself with today’s technological environment.
Jeffrey Leiken writes about the changing nature of relationships and the impact that technology is having on the way we interact. He suggests that technology is preventing us from truly being together and “hanging out” long enough to really make meaningful connections. We plan and socialize around activities rather than planning to be together and then creating the activity. In this newsletter, Jeffrey Leiken explains the importance of family time when it comes to teaching children how to form relationships and why we all need to periodically “switch off” from our plugged in world.