From the show's website where this episode is entitled "The Big Disconnect": "New technology has radically changed the way we communicate with each other. Young people especially are relying on texting and social media for advice and friendship. A recent study found that children between the ages 8 and 18 are spending more than seven hours with electronic devices every day. Parents working from home are also spending more time on smartphones and tablets. In a new book, clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair argues that widespread use of electronic devices exposes kids to unhealthy values and puts children at risk at every developmental stage. She says technology has negative effects on empathy, attention and family relationships. Diane and her guest discuss the effects of technology on children and their families and what parents can do about it."
To listen live, click here or tune into your local NPR radio station. I would love to hear what you think of the show so we can get a discussion going on technology, its uses for education, its effects on your family, and how you incorporate it into your family's educational journey.