Global Citizens Online Weekly Dinner Table Topic

This Week's Topic - Striking a Balance.

Observation: As this New Yorker cover suggests, sometimes social media may undermine a family's desire to build shared memories.

Question: To what extent is this true in your family’s experience? Consider discussing one or more of the following sub-questions:


  • What makes the most sense to you and your family members in regard to boundaries and social media?
  • Does your family have any designated "tech free" times or spaces (e.g. dinner time)?
  • What techniques or tricks do you use to help prevent you from getting sucked into an Internet research and/or social media vortex?
  • What warning signs may indicate that someone's getting too absorbed in social media? What could you do if you notice those warning signs in a friend, sibling, parent, or relative?