I believe the future is written on the wall...within the decade there will be rehabilitation facilities for gaming and social media addiction that are as prevalent as the after school tutoring centers around our communities right now. We have the ability to change the course, starting TODAY!
We bit the bullet and got my 11-year-old daughter an iPhone for Christmas. It wasn't a quick or easy decision, the journey included my being very honest about my anxiety around social media. For each parent and family it's a very personal decision, we chose to root ours in love, not fear.
Since when did the practice of outing your child's bad behavior on social media make for good parenting? While it may work in the short-term, those who decide to do so aren't understanding the long-term ramifications. Do you agree?