11 June 2010

Impact of mobile phones on parental communication

NYT article on the distracting effect of mobile phone and laptop use on parental communication with young children. Quotes Sherry Turkle's forthcoming book 'Alone Together' which highlights the isolation and competition young children can experience as they try to attract parents' attention. The article features data from a study by Dana Suskind at U of Chicago showing how the number of words parents say to children (ranging from 11 months to 5 years) tends to drop when they are preoccupied with their phones.

[via John Naughton]

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