It’s a fact. And it’s not about to change.
The question, then, isn’t whether they’re on the internet, but when and how they’re on there, and what they’re going to do while they’re online.
This might be unfamiliar territory for grown-ups — especially when we don’t manage our own online interactions as well as we might like.
How can we open an intergenerational conversation about mindfulness, attention and time management, and using the power of the net as the world’s greatest pen-pal network rather than a nonstop demand on energy, attention, and money?
Everyone’s learning the new rules as we go. We might as well try to learn (and create) them together.