Teaching Kids Respect

More and more we are seeing children, teenagers and young adults that do not show any respect towards others; not to their teachers, not to their peers, not to authority. It is a worrying trend. As parents we need to teach them to respect others, to respect themselves, and to respect the family as a…

Social Media: A Tool to Engage or Disengage?

In my previous post I commented on the idea raised by Sherry Turkle that social media can have a detrimental affect on society in that it can confuse superficial connection with genuine connection and communication. While that is certainly a growing problem it does not mean that social media is all bad. Like most tools…

Online Dating or Shopping for a Partner?

Is our online dating success being ruined by our inability to distinguish the difference between online activities such as shopping for goods and finding a partner? With the stigma that used to be attached to online dating all but gone it is now considered a legitimate way to meet new people, but is it effective?…

The Innovation of Loneliness

This YouTube video is based on the book by Sherry Turkle – Alone. It illustrates quite succinctly how we are coming to confuse connection with communication and how that is contributing to a growing epidemic of loneliness. I’m asking you to spread awareness of this growing problem and to join me in countering it by…