Mashable has an excellent article addressing the etiquette of digital device use:
Few parents are going to completely forbid their children from interacting with today’s amazing gadgetry. However, it’s essential that we focus on a conscious, rather than habitual, use of modern technology.
The article looks at:
- Technology no longer has boundaries
- Know when to cut it off
- The difference between preference and addiction
- Focus on technology that truly connects us to our kids
- Model the balance.
Many adults have difficulties moderating online use, so it follows that children and young adults may also have problems. Guidance and discussion about the role of ever-present media in our lives is vital.