Why it Matters: Gen C (the Connected Generation) lives on their phones—they’ve never known anything else. They have been raised in a “self-aware” digital environment that is both safe and risky. They know there can be consequences of not responding to their parents, or of using SnapChat or texting with strangers, but they don’t always understand that their safety is at stake. Parents are finding the need to develop digital resources to help them “teach remotely,” so to speak, when their children forget that a phone is a tool and a privilege, not a necessarily a given.
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