My two cents
Culture is the software of the heart and mind; it is the composite of beliefs, values, norms and customs that create a unified sense of identity for a group. In the cyber social realm, our children are navigating many cultures in their peer communities and other media streams including pop culture. This is how I define the network culture:
“The network culture is a world defined by unlimited access to people, ideas and information around the globe through personal cyber communications technology of the World Wide Web.” Source, Fresh Start, (2015) p. 12
The network culture is open and boundaryless. To be an effective communicator of wisdom and discipline in this “anything goes” topsy-turvy world, parents need to be network culture savvy. This Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner feature about cultural competency, offers tips for parents. Read more…
As the Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner, my personal mission is to educate and inspire parents from all walks of life and social settings to realize their inherent authority to govern the home and educate the child about their own power; the personal power that comes from the spiritual resilience of your chosen faith. And so I write for Examiner.com to express the passion of my mother heart to a diverse audience.
Joanna Jullien is an author, educator and speaker on strengthening the parent-child relationship in a cyber powered world. She is a mother of two grown sons, the author of The Authority In Me: The Power of Family Life in the Network Culture, produces The Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner column on Examiner.com, and is the CyberParenting advisor on The Fish 103.9FM. Her new book, A Google World in the Garden of Eden: Five Family-Safe Strategies for Texting and Social Media is now available for PC and all eReader formats including Kindle, Nook, iPad.
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