Family Technology Rules
Date posted: April 12, 2016
If children set technology rules for their parents, what would they be?
- Put your phone away when I’m talking to you.
- Don’t text while you’re driving.
- Stop posting photos of me online without my permission.
A new study by researchers at the University of Washington and the University of Michigan worked with 249 families with children between the ages of 10 and 17 to examine family technology rules and expectations, and what made the rules easier or harder to follow. It is one of the first times children were asked about their parents’ technology use.
A surprising finding was that rules that prohibit certain technology or social media were easier to follow or enforce than rules limiting use to certain situations.
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