parenting and technology
Being a good digital citizen requires that each and every one of us who uses and benefits from the connected world take ownership of it's culture and climate. Remember to be your best self online and encourage others to behave with thoughtfulness and kindness online.
The usage of smart phones has overwhelmed the population, with people barely able to make it through dinner without texting, tweeting or surfing online. The problem is that checking in on Facebook often means checking out of whatever interaction you might have with the person sitting right across the table.
I don't know what started it, this admittedly morbid habit of mine. I'm sure if one were to go back (please, dear God, don't) and read the many earnest and angst-ridden entries...there wouldn't be any hint that I would be doing this.
All over the country, recent high school grads are planning their exodus from home, thinking that relative freedom from parental intervention is about to begin. In the age of the electronic tether, they might be in for a big surprise.