Dinner Table Topic – Striking a Balance
Observation: As this New Yorker cover suggests, sometimes social media may undermine a family’s desire to build shared memories.
Question: To what extent is this true in your own experience? Consider discussing one or more of the following sub-questions:
- What makes the most sense to you and your family members in regard to boundaries and social media?
- Does your family have any designated “tech free” times or spaces (e.g. dinner time)?
- What techniques or tricks do you use to help prevent you from getting sucked into an Internet research and/or social media vortex?
- What warning signs may indicate that someone’s getting too absorbed in social media? What could you do if you notice those warning signs in a friend, sibling, parent, or relative?