As the school year approaches, much preparation is required: compiling school supplies, digging out kids' backpacks, and preparing schedules.
It is worth taking a step back and looking at the various forms of reality that are being artificially created and the implications that each of the approaches may have. And, as important, what impact these new devices and “realities” could have on how we (and our kids) interact with both the online world and the “real” world.
Summer vacation means a break from school, but all of the extra hours in the day also mean that they may be Whispering, Periscoping, and Snapchatting even more. This makes it a prime opportunity for families to talk about responsible Internet use, limiting passive screen time, double-checking safety settings, and avoiding over-sharing.