Wednesday, September 22, 2010

MyNotes - 'E-Grounding' Parents' New Disciplinary Weapon : NPR

Interesting perspective....

Source: 'E-Grounding' Parents' New Disciplinary Weapon : NPR:

"Grounding once meant being confined to the house or handing over the car keys. But isolating a teen to reflect on his misbehavior is harder in the age of Facebook and cell phones. The Pew Internet Project's Amanda Lenhart describes how more parents are taking away social media tools to keep kids in line

The Pew Internet Project found that nearly two-thirds of parents have revoked the mobile phone, a move the Washington Post recently called digital grounding.

You recently found that the average teen sends about 50 texts a day and a third send double that?You recently found that the average teen sends about 50 texts a day and a third send double that?

in fact, about a third - yes, a hundred, and about 15 percent send 200, which is about 6,000 texts a month.

And for many teens, it is really the primary way they are talking with their friends. these technological devices are now the ways in which a lot of that communications happens.Copyright © 2010 National Public Radio®. All rights reserved.


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