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I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

Do you care about your children?

on June 6, 2013

listening with earphones3I read an article about media and family conflicts that disturbed me, but it really didn’t surprise me.  Every day I see and hear things about the problems being caused by the media.  Here is a short clip from a girl who thought she was sharing a photo with someone she could trust and it ended up being public.  http://youtu.be/Avm7nr1kZhg

A new study suggests that many parents are not concerned about how their children are using technology and don’t feel that it is harming them or that it will become an addiction.   A large percentage of the parents who seemingly don’t care, are heavy technology users themselves and consume up to about 11 hours of media a day in their leisure time.

This should concern all parents because heavy media use CAN and DOES have negative effects on children and everyone.

It is mainly parents who set the example for their children.  If they are immersed in using technology, this is sending a message to their children that it is okay.  If we don’t care about how things are affecting our children, who is going to care and what is going to happen to them?  We need to be responsible adults and teach our children valuable lessons so they will be able to make proper choices in life.

Here is the link to the article:

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/04/most-parents-show-little-concern-about-childrens-media-use-survey-says/


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