The Media and Family Life.

Readings: These are Readings # 3 to #6 copied from the reading list above:3.Please listen to an audio rebroadcast of the Diane Rehm at least until they take calls from listeners. The statistics about teens are alarming and well worth a good discussion here. Rebroadcast of the Diane Rehm show, NPR, 28 December, 2015: New Research on Teens, Toddlers, and Mobile Devices. http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2015-12-28/new-research-on-teens-toddlers-and-mobile-devices-rebroadcast4.Richtel, Matt (7 June 2010). Your brain on computers: Hooked on gadgets and paying a mental price. New York Times.http://ezproxy.umuc.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edsgbe&AN=edsgcl.228234534&site=eds-live&scope=site5.Your Brain on Computers: Attached to Technology, by Richtel, Matt (6 June 2010). New York Times. This is a Reserved Reading titled: Week 7 – Your brain on computers: Attached to technology and paying a price.http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/07/technology/07brain.html?emc=eta16.Your Brain on Computers: The Risk of Parenting While Plugged In, by Scelfo, Julie, (10 June 2010). New York Times.http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/10/garden/10childtech.html?emc=eta1Guiding questions:Are you becoming overloaded with media use and multitasking at home?How much of your time at home with the family is taken up by your use of media? What activities does this use replace?How much of your children\’s time at home with the family is taken up by their use of media? What activities does this use replace?Are your children begging for your attention as you are texting?Is there unplugged family time at your home? When is that?What might you do to improve the quality of family time at your home?