Forget about “Power to the People.” How about “Power to the Parents”?Last week, the Washington Post profiled a local adolescent girl in a piece called “13, Right Now: This is what it’s like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing.” The article was horrifying in so many ways: It focused on a 13-year-old who had recently lost her mother to breast cancer and who spent every spare moment checking her popularity on a phone.She told the interviewer: “I don’t feel like a child anymore . . . I’m not doing anything childish.” When all her friends got phones and went on social media, she says, “I just stopped doing everything I normally did. Playing games at recess, playing with toys, all of it, done.”Her father, meanwhile, seemed at a loss for what to do. Unsure quite how to monitor his daughter’s behavior, he used parental controls to turn off her phone at night — but then turned it back on, apparently for no reason.
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