We so often hear the negatives regarding children and phone use, but what are the other, often positive, implications of using technology across generations? How is the household dynamic impacted when parents and children text each other to communicate?
This poster presents findings from a study designed to understand how parents and children use text messaging in order to communicate with each other.
- How the use of technology affects the types of communication that occurs.
- Ways in which texting has mitigated or increased the challenges of face-to-face communication.
- Systems families have in place to manage technology use and behaviors within the home.