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Social Change

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Maggie Bush

on 14 March 2011

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How does the internet affect the ability to communicate with your family and how should it be dealt with?
How many Macs / PC's (Not iPads or Web-TV's etc..) Do you have in your household?

#of Comps. #of people Percentage
1 8 7.21%
2 19 17.12%
3 26 23.42%
4 22 19.82%
5 14 12.61%
6 6 5.41%
7 4 3.60%
8 2 1.80%
9 1 0.90%
10+ 9 8.11%
Voters: 111. It is estimated that there is at least one computer in 60% of households in the world. "Bosnia...They don't have roads yet they have facebook" - The Social Network Good
-E-mail, Facebook and other websites allow people to communicate with family that they are unable to see in person.
It can be used to look up information so homework or work related things can be finished faster.
Families can use the internet to access movies to watch together. Bad
Isolation from family members
Might cause disagreements between kids and their parents about usage Sources
http://hdl.handle.net/2142/9794 Mom How does the internet affect your family life?
It provides the ability to research things which helps with finishing work and school related items quicker and easier.
It allows online access to movies and tv shows for family viewing.
Less family bonding time because people are on the internet rather than conversing with each other.
Are there any rules in your house regarding the use of the internet?
Only appropriate websites are allowing to be viewed.
There were imposed time limits with the kids were younger but not anymore.
What advice would you give to other families about internet usage in the home?
Make sure there is still quality family time
Make sure younger kids remain active and do not spend too much time on screens. Katie How does the internet affect your family life?
It allows my to stay in contact with my older brother who is in college and my older sister who has graduated college and lives on her own.
I can upload/share things with relatives that I don't see that often.
It can sometime be a distraction.
Are there any rules in your house regarding the use of internet?
No there aren't any rules in my house.
What advice would you give to other families about internet usage in the home?
No facebook until at least 8th grade.
Make sure to warns kids about the dangers of the internet and what types of sites they should stay away from. In a study of 1,000 it was found that Americans aged 13 to 18 spend more than 72 hours a week using electronic media. Because teenagers are often doing more than one thing online they actually manage to pack a total of 10 hours and 45 minutes worth of media content into 7½ hours.
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