Shelly MacGregor: It was over coffee a couple weeks ago that a friend shared some results of a questionnaire that was given to girls around the age of 15. The questions were based on what skills would these girls like to learn from a confidence building course. One of the revelations discovered was the girls were hoping to learn ways to get their parents off their phones.
Is this is a surprise to you?
It was to me. I have witnessed parenting techniques to help control the children’s use by scheduling time on technology or using the iPad to pass the time while travelling, or a distraction while we have an adult moment, or replacing the time we use to watch a TV program together but are we limiting our adult time online to form relationships, create memories through emotion and build social connection with the most important people in our lives?
This article articulates what we may not be providing to each other but are finding online.
John Brandon at INC shares:
“Micro-feedback taps into our desire as humans to be noticed, to be credited, to experience recognition. As society becomes more and more insular, more cocooned with media and gadgets, we're all looking for more feedback on our phones because we're certainly not getting feedback in person” Read more here.
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