Kids 3.0: How to Raise Healthy Kids in a Tech World

August 16th, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor I chose the metaphor of computer software with its evolving versions because it seemed to be relevant to children’s development in so many ways. Because my ideas about the role of technology in our lives is not only about the meeting of children and technology, but also what seems like their […]


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Who Is More Powerful: Technology or Parents?

August 9th, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor The Power of Technology Technology may be the most powerful force in the world today and, as the noted technology historian Melvin Kranzberg observes in his Six Laws of Technology, “Technology is neither good nor bad—nor is it neutral.” Technology isn’t neutral because it does, clearly, have an impact on our […]


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Is Technology the New Opiate of the Masses?

April 24th, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor Karl Marx famously called religion the “opiate of the masses.” Well, to paraphrase Reggie Hammond, Eddie Murphy’s character in the film 48 Hours, “There’s a new opiate in town and its name is technology.” Yes, folks, everywhere you look these days, you see people “shooting up” their technological “drug” of choice, […]


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Is Technology Stealing Our (Self) Identities?

July 27th, 2011

By Dr. Jim Taylor Our self-identities, that is, how we define and see ourselves as unique individuals, play a vital role in who we are and the direction that our lives take. The self-identity encompasses the totality of knowledge and understanding that we gain about ourselves as we develop including our personalities, aptitudes and capabilities, […]


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Caught in the ‘Net

April 26th, 2011

By Dr. Jim Taylor If you’ve followed my tech-related blog posts over the last few years (if you haven’t, you can catch up here), you know that I have real concerns and what I consider to be some healthy skepticism about the impact of new technology and social media on people, particularly their biggest consumers, children […]


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