Growing Up Mobile


Today our children know more than we think they know regarding our world of technology. Our children are exposed to an ocean of data, communications, and media.  This generations “digital natives” consume, absorb, and navigate everything in the digital spectrum.  In existence is the belief that our children are in danger of being overwhelmed by this 24/7 unfiltered digital world without our guidance.

Today, television continues to reign supreme in children’s media lives.  It is the medium children continue to use most frequently and appears to be the mainstay among children under two-years old.  Research, conducted by Common Sense Media, states that babies and toddlers have started experimenting with mobile media over the past two years.  Another alarming fact indicates that our nation’s children spend more time with media and digital activities than they do with their families or in school, which profoundly impacts their social, emotional, and physical development.

Common Sense Media rates, educates, and advocates for kids, families and schools. Information regarding parenting, media, and everything in between can be retrieved from Common Sense Blog.

Common Sense Media is an independent nonprofit organization that works with parents and educators to improve kids’ lives in a world of media and technology.


About debraboeve

I am a wife and mother of two boys, ages six and three. I love my job as an Assistant Principal in Southern California. I am currently in a Doctoral program in Educational Leadership. These life pursuits occupy my time, and some days I wish there were more hours in the day. It is important for me to be a life long learner and to be an exemplary role model for my boys. Thus given the time I am not at work or using my time to complete course work, I try my best to afford my family the quality time they deserve. It's all about finding balance while being a life long learner.
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1 Response to Growing Up Mobile

  1. Dr. B says:

    Common Sense is such a great resource. I use it to see if a movie is age-appropriate for our toddler. It’s a big help in navigating the complex path of letting kids have some exposure to screens, while still being educated about it and understanding the consequences.


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