Consider: Does Social Media Cause Anti-social Behavior?

Discussion in 'Free For All' started by Stacia_and_John, May 16, 2020.

  1. MandEOntario

    MandEOntario Regular Registered Member

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    Here's what we do at our occasional family get-together dinner table of 12 (pre-COVID) to take a social networking digital time-out ... (our box isn't as attractive as this online pic. It does show the objective.)
    Everyone, adults and grandkiddos, place their devices in a box in the dining room at least until dinner is over. It's now an established practice at our place.

    At restaurant lunches with work buddies (before I retired), we'd pile our cellphones in the centre of the table. Whoever grabbed their device before lunch was actually finished, had to pay for everyone's lunch! That fostered a healthy, albeit temporary, disconnection and enabled us to 'be present' and better engaged with each other. Also, it was refreshing to be un-tethered from the employer for an hour.

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