7 ways to regulate tech for our children

The greatest menace of the smartphone age is not pornography, or cyberbullying: it’s addiction. Here’s what we should be doing to prepare our kids for this brave new world

18th February, 2018

Parents are scared: the internet is crawling with paedophiles and predators. Everywhere, there are awful stories of bullying and shaming. But the real danger lies not in these overt threats; the real danger lies buried in the nature of smartphones and social media.

Predators are rare. Bullying and shaming may be rife, but they are manifestations of real-world behaviour, given greater potency by social media. This potency is rooted in an underlying malaise: we are...

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