Kids, computers and the art of ‘cop on’

Children’s traditional coping skills are being diluted by our technological world, but by teaching them ‘cop on’, parents can help them thrive, says child psychotherapist Colman Noctor

12th April, 2015

The terms ‘digital immigrant’ and ‘digital native’ were coined in 2001 to describe the two groups of people who now have relationships with the internet and technology. Digital immigrants are people who, like me, knew a world before the internet; we had to migrate into an online world.

Young people who were born just before, during or after this period have no experience of a pre-internet world, and so are considered digital...

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