A couple notable studies regarding children and technology use were recently released. Both strongly suggest that when it comes to our kids and the time they spend engaging IRL (In Real Life) vs the time they spend gazing at screens…it's the screens that are winning. From Influence Central’s “Kids & Tech: The Evolution of Today’s Digital Natives” released in May we learned: The average age for getting a first phone is now 10.3 years old. The percentage of parents who impose s
It sometimes feels like we rapidly toggle between two extremes in how we view social media. Depending on the day, it seems to either be that: social media will usher in a new age of cross-cultural understanding and explosion of creativity OR social media has devolved into a cesspool of kneejerk reactions, trite zingers, and ugly mudslinging. It is easy to think that the trolls have overtaken the castle.
As we know, social media is all of the above--a mixture of the wonderfu