The effect of internet dating on families
Over the past two decades, children who, for example, watch television, have received messages from popular culture telling them that parents are selfish, immature, incompetent, and generally clueless, for example, from franchise.
This divide has grown due to the increased use of technology among children in several ways.
Because of the emergence of mobile technology, these practices are no longer limited to the home, but rather can occur in cars, at restaurants, in fact, anywhere there’s a mobile phone signal.
It’s not only the children who are responsible for the growing divide between parents and their offspring.
So what is their children’s reaction to being “friends” with their parents?
An informal survey I conducted of dozens of teenagers found that the dominant reaction can best be characterized as “EEEWWW! Not only do we NOT need to know what's going on in the world 24/7. But they have none of the insight that a wise person truly has.
Second, as digital immigrants, parents can struggle to gain proficiency and comfort with the new technology that their digital-native children have already mastered.
This divergence in competence in such an important area of children’s lives makes it more difficult for parents to assume the role of teacher and guide in their children’s use of technology.
They are often wrapped up in their own technology, for example, talking on their mobile phones, checking email, or watching TV, when they could be talking to, playing with, or generally connecting with their children.Parents are also less able to not only offer appropriate supervision and guidance, but, at a more basic level, they are less able to model healthy behavior, share positive values, and send good messages to their children. Limit your kids' (under age 16) texting to 100 texts per month in your plan. Bar grazing TV watching and limit everyone to an hour a day of a DVR'd show, plus the evening news. In all honesty parents do not sit there 24/7 to monitor their kids on the these tools.There are more problems with obesity and its true this is happening under my roof and I am just realizing how bad it all is wow.Thus, parents had the opportunity to monitor and act as gatekeepers for their children’s social lives. New technology offers children independence from their parents’ involvement in their social lives, with the use of mobile phones, instant messaging, and social networking sites.Of course, children see this technological divide between themselves and their parents as freedom from over-involvement and intrusion on the part of their parents in their lives.
Some parents use Facebook to keep track of their children’s coming and goings.