Texting while driving…talking on the phone at dinner…playing video games at all hours of the day and night. Sound familiar? And our kids do all that stuff too. But what signals do adults send when they engage in those behaviors? This piece by Sierra Filucci in Common Sense Media really hit home: Texting While Parenting: Can it Wait? Apparently for some, it can’t.
Like for instance Elon Musk, the founder of PayPal, who on a panel at the SXSW conference last week made this telling comment which stunned the crowd: “Kids are awesome, you guys should all have kids…I don’t see mine enough actually. What I find is I’m able to be with them and still be on e-mail. I can be with them and still be working at the same time.”
How are you being a role model, good or bad, with your tech use? Discuss below.