Imagine your parents watching your every move, whether it’s telling your best friend your deepest secret, or talking to your crush, how would you feel? I wouldn’t like my parents being nosy, If I wanted them to know I’d tell them! In his article, “The Undercover Parent,” Harlan Coben makes the argument that parental monitoring spyware should be used by parents. If you’re a parent, living with children or teenagers in the 21st century, then you need to do your research on monitoring spyware. If your next question is “what is spyware?” Monitoring software, otherwise known as spyware, is a program that can be downloaded to your electronic devices and allows you to monitor all activities on specific cell phones or tablets.
to lose, to make a mistake.” And we learn the most through failure. Merryman continues on with her argument by using multiplies different types studies she has found. Merryman also use multiple scientific studies she has found to help her prove her point. One of the many studies Merryman has found that overpraising a child on their actions can have negative effects on them especially the ones with high self-esteem:” In a longitudinal study, when parents regularly overpraised their children’s performances, their children were more likely to be narcissistic two years later.” And while others have
Digital Parenting “It is the uninvolved parent who has to resort to strictness.” -Andrea Bocelli. In this digital age, parents, instead of installing invasive software to monitor their children’s online activity, should develop open and trusting relationships with their children, as this is the best way to guard their kids against potential dangers and respect their kids privacy. In his article “The Undercover Parent,” Harlan Coben from The New York Times, claims that children are most vulnerable online and parents should install spyware on their child’s computer in order to protect their child. Using anecdotes from fellow parents and other cases of online threats, he supports his argument by stating that watching their kid’s online behavior is no different than watching them at the park (generally seen as responsible and necessary parenting); therefore, it is the moral obligation of all parents to protect their kids from online predators and bullies, even if outsiders would say that using spyware is
Video games education is a method of teaching by using electronic games as the learning material. Teenagers from fifteen to eighteen, who have been called as “K-20 students”  or Net Generation since mid-1990s, playing video games as pastime leisure and expose to digital multimedia more often compare to the older generation. The issues of implementing video games education has been the subject of debate within education and sociology communities due to its appeal to contemporary students. Discussion among sociology scholars focus on the aggressive behaviour and hostility of youngsters who are involved in a video game in a great length of time and a specific type of games . However, some academics argue that video game becomes an interactive learning platform of social education, especially with players verses players (PVP) games.
In the essay "The Digital Parent Trap" by Elina Docktermank, Elina presented an argument about the advantages of technology when used by kids from the age of 3-18. Throughout the essay, she used many different techniques to strengthen her essay and persuade the readers. `One of the first way that she used to make her essay more creditable is by citing creditable sources. First she used a quote from Mimi Ito, an anthropologist at the University of California at Irvine that 's studying how technology affects young adults, "They 're no longer limited by what 's offered in school". This makes the reader think that having technology no longer limit students to what is taught in school but rather we can have all the information in the world at
“I don’t call it spying; I call it parenting “this is said by many protecting parents from all over the world. There’s been many debates about this problem, many parents having to spy on their child’s smart phone or social media. First, the parent’s job is to help the child’s development in life, not spy on it. Lori Day has great examples in “Brutally Honest”, an psychologist and mother considers spying “an invasion of privacy and a violation of trust this is said on lines 22-24. She also says in lines 26 -27 “It’s a good way of sabotaging your relationship with your child if you get caught”.
On a daily basis, you might see teenagers texting on their phones or searching the web on their laptops, but have you ever imagine the possible dangers they could be in? Installing spyware on teens’ computers for the wrong purpose can lead to an increasing amount of problems such as the lack of trust and the invasion of privacy. In his persuasive essay,” The Undercover Parent,” (2008) Harlen Coben claims that parents should be able to monitor their children on the Internet as long as it is strictly for protection. Through the use of real-life examples, such as cyberbullying, pedophiles, and digital footprint, he encourages parents to provide a safe environment during their online experience. Coben warns us of the dangers on the internet in
I chose the contemporary political cartoon for my visual analysis. The cartoon is portraying the sad reality of the generation gap between parents and their children in our current society. Today 's younger generations are obsessed with technology and the sense of connection it brings them. As Gladwell brought to light in his "Small Change" essay, the current belief that social media brings a superior connection between people throughout the world is falsely based on the misunderstanding of strong-tie and weak-tie relationships.The idea that you can connect with x number of "friends" at anytime through the use of social media has caused a disconnect between people and those around them. For instance, the cartoon shows a young boy tapping away
Furthermore, Flores (2016) mentioned in her study that Garcia (2011) stated that not knowing how to handle accordingly inappropriate behaviors may result to numerous problems on the part of the teacher and /or child. Some researchers show that when children exhibitunproductive classroom behaviors, maximum learning is not met and this will cause teachers to spend more energy and time attending these behaviors rather than helping children learn effectively and efficiently. Children are characteristically active and adventurous, and because they have lots of energy to burn, they are always on the go. According to ADHD Society of the Philippines, 20% to 25% of children experience hyperactivity. However, Villar (2011) highlighted Owen Villar understanding about
However when gender equality, oppression, and advertising become an issue and fear over the population over those years, Disney has been hit with various claims of taking the difference between male and female, focus desires, and attracting children with amazing advertisements. They have tried to change their stories by making them fit with the new generation and include more modern understanding. Parents should know that children are like sponges; they absorb everything from their surrounding, so parents should sit down with their children and watch these Disney television shows, and films and decide whether to let there children continue watching those things or stop them. From Mickey Mouse, to sleeping beauty, to cars (CASTILLO.2006.para1) they are all common Disney cartoons that can affect children by teaching them stereotypes, Racism and violence. Firstly, when talking about stereotypes people will think directly of girls who keep on watching Disney cartoons and films that mostly includes princesses.
How and will new technology alter the growth and development of our youth? “Children 's Use of the Internet: Reflections on the Emerging Research Agenda” by Sonia Livingstone (2003) examines the research conducted on children and young people concerning their use of the Internet. Livingstone suggests that the public’s concern regarding children and their use of the Internet influences the research conducted in this area. Livingstone critically examines the strengths and weaknesses of this research, and one of her conclusions is this: “ First, are children a special group? As already noted, most research on the social uses and impacts of the internet neglects children, too easily presuming them included in discussions of ‘the population’ or unproblematically ‘spoken for’ in surveys of parents” (p. 158).
Parents Vs. Internet In the article “ The Undercover Parent,” Coben talks about how parents should monitor their kids. He goes on about the benefits and disadvantages of using spyware by using anecdotes and counterclaims. Coben seems to argue that parents should definitely monitor their kids but he never seems to agree with parents using spyware on an everyday basis. He believes that parents should only use spyware to listen for any dangerous chatter and to be “a safety net,” as Coben says. The author also, as I said, mentions some counterclaims in his article.