Articles containing: digital

The Immediacy of Digital Media: For Better or Worse?

It was Patriot’s Day in Massachusetts.

I was meeting with a film maker about a possible collaboration on a documentary. We were interested in the impact of digital media on youth.

How to Be “Smart” in the Time of Smartphones

If you were born more than a couple of decades ago, the chances are pretty good that you’ll remember the family dinner where there were five conversations at once.

“I got a lousy grade in math today,” you might have said.

Do Emoji Help Or Impair Digital Communication?

If a picture is worth a 1,000 words, do these little clipart-like images enhance the way we communicate?  “Emoji” was pronounced this year’s top-trending word by The Global Language Monitor, and it was also added to the Oxford English Dictionary (ironic, because it’s a word that describes the concept of communicating using small

The Holidays: Unplugged

We like to play on our computers as much as anyone. But during the holidays, solitary screen time squanders the chance to play with siblings, parents, grandparents, cousins and friends who are also on vacation. Taking a break from work can also mean a chance to recharge without being tethered to our computers.

When Digital Natives Become Parents

September 18, 2013


The first generation of digital kids are now old enough to be parents themselves.  This is the Millennial Generation, born between 1980 and 2000, who grew up on video games, had access to email in grade school, cell phones in high school, and Facebook in college.

3 Things Technology Has Taken Away From You

September 18, 2013

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Since there are only so many hours in the day, we figured that all the hours spent on the Internet must be subtracted from some other activity.

iPhone In The Baby Bag

September 18, 2013

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With 92% of American children under the age of 2 appearing in online pictures, the United States leads the way in new parents’ use of social networking. But sites such as Facebook are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the technologies new parents have embraced.

eParenting: Setting Limits Even If Your Kids Know More Than You Do

September 18, 2013

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As clinicians who work with families, we are concerned about the amount of digital media consumed by children, and the way that many parents don’t feel they can set limits for their kids’ “screen time.

Being A “Digital Klutz” Is Good For Your Family

September 18, 2013

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The digital world opens up lots of opportunities for parents to know less than their kids. Anne’s 22-year-old son recently sent her a link to a website devoted to helping kids provide tech support to their digitally-challenged parents. At first, it seemed like a clever gag put forward by youthful pranksters at Google.