ERIC Number: ED485735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 0
The Dot.com Kids and the Demise of Frustration Tolerance
Benoit, Marilyn B.
Alliance for Childhood
Many children are now on the Internet receiving almost instant responses to queries. Groups can form instant "chat rooms," creating rapid virtual social gatherings. A recent cartoon by Mike Twohy in the Washington Post (1/11/00) depicted a young boy leaving the family dinner table in anger while shouting "Fine- I'll go talk to my chat room family!" This indeed captures the sense that he no longer has to tolerate whatever discomfort and frustration he experienced with his family. The instant solution is available through the capability of technology to readily substitute a new social entity and gratify his perceived needs. This document discusses the issues arising in children, due to technology today.
Descriptors: Values Education
Alliance for Childhood, P.O. Box 444, College Park, MD 20741. Tel: 301-779-1033; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A