The Cyber-Struggle Between Parents and Children


    The old saying “children should be seen and not heard” progressed. People started recognizing children as human beings with a unique perspective on the world. More ears opened up to the voices of the younger generation which advanced the concept of children self-expressing themselves. This started with the litany of finger-painted artwork on the refrigerator. However, with the rapid developments in computer technology, the refrigerator gallery can almost be considered obsolete. Children are instead expressing themselves via graphics on video display terminals. Children create colorful short stories facilitated by Power Point with Clip Art illustration. Some children even have personal webpages complete with pictures scanned at home. With this new technology comes new social problems. Instead of the limited few gathered around the refrigerator, a personal website can be seen by the entire world. While parents have always struggled with the communication styles and parenting roles to play, cyberspace has not made the job of a parent any easier.  The degree of a child’s responsible usage of computer technology is dependent upon the parenting style adopted and communicated to him/her.



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The Cyber-Struggle Between Parents and Children by Julie Carvey

Cyber-struggle Opening Page The Instinct to Protect Our Young  Balancing Parental Control
Freeing the Computer Savvy Cyber-Children  Building Family Cyber-Values Sources Cited

From the Flinstones to the Jetsons:
How Technology is Sprocketing the American Family into the New Millennium
 

PROJECT HOME PAGE Child-Parent Dynamics in the CyberAge by Michael Johnson
Gender Roles in Cyberspace by Leslie Simon Computer and Internet Demographics 
by Jason Stewart

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This project was produced for Psy 380, Social Psychology of Cyberspace, Spring 1999,  at Miami UniversityAll graphics in these pages are used with permission or under fair use guidelines, are in the public domain,  or were created by the authors.  Last revised: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 17:34:15.   This document has been accessed 1  times since 1 May 1999.  Comments & Questions to R. Sherman