How technology has changed the way kids relate to each other

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How technology has changed the way kids relate to each other

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Teachers are reporting that kids' writing skills are suffering as a result of using too many texting abbreviations and internet slang. I think what's really important for parents to understand is that they should be modelling good digital behavior and good responsibility and habits with their digital devices. Show your kid that there's really an appropriate medium to use for every type of conversation. If you've got into a fight with your friend, that's not a time to send a text, that's the time to have a face to face conversation with your friend and explain the situation. I think it's really important for parents to understand that they need to model good digital habits for their kids. A lot of time these parents : "We want to get away with texting a friend to decline an invitation" but it's important for your kids to see you make that call or visit your neighbor and model good digital behavior.

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Caroline Knorr

Parenting Editor, Common Sense Media

As Common Sense Media's parenting editor, Caroline helps parents make sense of what’s going on in their kids' media lives. From games to cell phones to movies and more, if you're wondering "what’s the right age for…?", Caroline can help you make the decision that works best for your family. She has more than 20 years of editorial and creative marketing writing experience and has held senior-level positions at Walmart.com, Walmart stores, Cnet, and Bay Area Parent magazine. She specializes in translating complex information into bite-sized chunks to help families make informed choices about what their kids watch, play, read, and do. And she's the proud mom of a teenage son whose media passions include Star Wars, StarCraft, graphic novels, and the radio program This American Life

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