Child-Parent Dynamics in the Cyber Age by Michael Johnson    

    The integration of the computer into the house as an appliance is coming at a time in which family dynamics are changing, especially with regard to child-parent interactions. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish between cause and effect when analyzing this phenomenon. For instance, amidst the new millenial generation, or those born after 1982, there is a greater trust in institutions, which some argue is an outgrowth of stronger familial ties (Murray, 1997). Whether such a trend offers promise for technological collaboration between parents and children, or is reflective of such collaboration is unclear. More importantly, it may not matter. The focus instead should be on the relationship between child and parent and how the computer and its interactive capabilities are moderating that relationship.

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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