Educational Technology

August 26, 2010

Twitter, email, texts: we don’t talk any more!

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

by Michelle Hather, the Guardian

What has happened to my family? We’re in danger of never speaking to one another again … I’m not kidding myself that we’d normally be gathered round the dining table discussing anything meaningful – with teenage hormones raging and parental resentment kicking in, I’ve become adept at translating grunts. But I’ve suddenly realised these kids have sucked me into their hi-tech way of doing things. Now I’m communicating with them via message boards, phones and computers – just like their friends. Gone are the days when we tripped over each other in the kitchen or slumped happily against each other on the sofa to watch a family film. I should thank my lucky stars we had our children before the age of cheap laptops and mobile phones for primary school children, otherwise we might never have known those times.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/aug/14/texts-twitter-email-children

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