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The Cloud's My-Mom-Cleaned-My-Room Problem - Alexis Madrigal - Technology - The Atlantic
The more I think about it, the more I think the cloud may portend the rise of a new kind of experience: parental computing. It will mean the end of personal computing, which itself evolved out of the vastly different computing paradigm that preceded it.
computing  personal  technology  cloud  parent  social-media  surveillance  privacy 
october 2011 by tsuomela
The Cloud's My-Mom-Cleaned-My-Room Problem - Alexis Madrigal - Technology - The Atlantic
The more I think about it, the more I think the cloud may portend the rise of a new kind of experience: parental computing. It will mean the end of personal computing, which itself evolved out of the vastly different computing paradigm that preceded it.
computing  personal  technology  parent  privacy  surveillance  cloud  social-media 
september 2011 by tsuomela
Can a Playground Be Too Safe? - NYTimes.com
"While some psychologists — and many parents — have worried that a child who suffered a bad fall would develop a fear of heights, studies have shown the opposite pattern: A child who’s hurt in a fall before the age of 9 is less likely as a teenager to have a fear of heights.

By gradually exposing themselves to more and more dangers on the playground, children are using the same habituation techniques developed by therapists to help adults conquer phobias, according to Dr. Sandseter and a fellow psychologist, Leif Kennair, of the Norwegian University for Science and Technology. "
safety  risk  perception  children  parent  psychology  development  fear 
july 2011 by tsuomela
Orcinus - Blame It On the Parents
But Hannah Arendt, Alice Miller, David Hackett Fischer, and George Lakoff have all argued persuasively that what our parents teach us about power has a resounding effect on how we relate to power as adults. If we want to create a progressive world, we have to start by teaching the kids that they have the right to listen to their own voices, recognize and defend their own boundaries, and choose which authorities they will invest with their respect and submission. Democracy, like everything else, starts at home.
politics  psychology  authority  family  children  parent 
april 2009 by tsuomela

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