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A WIRED FAMILY UPDATE: Mom, Dad! Put Down Your Phone!

Concentrated mother chatting by phone while her daughter using laptop

If you were stopped on the street by a reporter who asked, “what is the most important thing in your life, most of us would say “family.” Yet in practice, that might not always be the case. We do love our family, but the demands of contemporary life sometimes force us to take the activity of 48 hours and press it into 24 hours. This issue is compounded by the smartphone which is used for work and for family. Our boss, our neighbors and our family each need our attention. Something has to give.

This video examines the consequences of parental distraction due to smartphone use in the family.

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