The Impact of Technology on Family Communication Research Paper by Nicky

The Impact of Technology on Family Communication
The paper examines several studies on the benefits of technology on family communication.
# 128721 | 2,335 words | 7 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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The paper looks at several studies that argue that technology improves communication among families. The paper discusses the modern technologies that allow constant communication with family members, help children gain more independence, bridge distance gaps and improve family-school relationships. The paper reaches the conclusion that technology appears to be an excellent way to communicate with family members, however, it should not replace face-to-face communication.

Does Technology Improve Family Communication?
Bridging Distance Gaps
Technology Fosters Independence
New Opportunities to Keep Tabs on Family Members
Improving Family-School Relationships

From the Paper:

"There is no doubt about it--the way we communicate with our family members today has changed dramatically in recent years. Just a decade ago, text messaging, blogging, and emails were not methods of family communication. Today, they are widely used by families around the world. For example, parents use text messages to remind children of their curfews. Children send emails to their parents to give them their Christmas lists. College students use Web cameras to say good night to their family member who live hundreds of miles away. These are just a few of the many ways in which technology has changed the way families communicate with one another in today's modern world."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bouffard, Suzanne. (July, 2008). Tapping Into Technology: The Role of the Internet in Family-School Communication. Harvard Research Project. Retrieved from the Internet at:
  • China Daily. (September 27, 2006). Families grapple with technology overload. Retrieved from the Internet at:
  • Chinese Radio International. (November 16, 2008). Modern Technology Makes the World A Smaller Place. Retrieved from the Internet at:
  • Fitzpatrick, M. (2005). Family communication patterns theory: Observations on its development and application. The Journal of Family Communications, 4 (3&4), 167-179.
  • Holson, Laura. (March 9, 2008). Text Generation Gap: U R 2 Old (JK). New York Times.

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