One of my favorite quotes came from a book later made into the family-friendly film, “The Princess Bride.” The Grandfather (played by legendary screen actor Peter Falk) tells his Grandson (a young Fred Savage), “When I was your age, television was called books.” This gives us a window into how much technology has changed our lives since the days of our grandparents.
This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 14th. What many people aren’t aware of is this is the American version of a worldwide holiday, but not necessarily when most of the world celebrates it.
As humans, we have the instinctive desire to give privacy to others when they start asking for it – indeed, children wanting privacy is a major milestone in their development. As a result, I don’t think it’s a surprise that many parents exercise little or no oversight over the online lives of their children – there aren’t many direct threats, and the kids are having fun, so there’s no problem… right?