It’s the age of the connected baby. But do we need monitors on babies that tell us when they turn over? Of course not. But we have the technology that allows us to know that. So, Silicon Valley and its army of venture capitalists have decided that we all need to know when babies move at 3am. This is the push of senseless technology rather than the pull ... Continue Reading about The Connected Baby and the Internet of Onesies
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt had this chilling prediction about a child’s digital footprint in The New Digital Age in 2013 (required reading for everyone): Near-permanent data storage will have a big impact on how citizens operate in virtual space. There will be a record of all activity and associations online, and everything added to the Internet will become part ... Continue Reading about The Frightening Reality of a Child’s Digital Footprint
Is Apple responsible for your child’s smartphone use? That’s like asking if Frito-Lay is responsible for what your children eat. Rather than believing we can regulate food we need to give our children the tools to regulate themselves. Concerning technology, we should expect a similar level of responsibility and control. But few of even the best parents have ... Continue Reading about Is Apple Responsible for Your Child’s Smartphone Use?