The Digital Invasion: How Technology Is Shaping You And Your Relationships

The Digital Invasion How Technology Is Shaping You And Your Relationships In the world of technology there are just two kinds of people digital natives and digital immigrants Digital natives are those born after the advent of the internet They are comfortable with swift te

  • Title: The Digital Invasion: How Technology Is Shaping You And Your Relationships
  • Author: Archibald D. Hart
  • ISBN: 9780801015298
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the world of technology, there are just two kinds of people digital natives and digital immigrants Digital natives are those born after the advent of the internet They are comfortable with swift technological change and take the presence of technology in their lives almost completely for granted They have digital DNA flowing through their bodies On the other handIn the world of technology, there are just two kinds of people digital natives and digital immigrants Digital natives are those born after the advent of the internet They are comfortable with swift technological change and take the presence of technology in their lives almost completely for granted They have digital DNA flowing through their bodies On the other hand, digital immigrants are those born before the advent of the internet Their comfort level with our technology soaked world is variable But they are affected by the digital invasion just as much as their native children.With the latest research supporting them, Dr Archibald Hart and Dr Sylvia Hart Frejd uncover both the subtle and the dramatic ways digital technology is changing us from within, focusing their exposE on the impact on the spiritual life of individuals Through insights from neuroscience and psychology, they offer readers therapeutic and biblical strategies for handling the digital invasion in order to become good stewards of their digital lives Parents, educators, students, counselors, and pastors will especially appreciate this cultural wake up call.

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    1. First Reads Giveaway Book.------------------------------------If you’re concerned about how digital technology is affecting your life, you should read The Digital Invasion: How Technology Is Shaping You and Your Relationships. In this book, you'll discover that few people take breaks from their digital devices and that technology use causes relationship conflicts. It's well-written by father-daughter authors, Drs. Archibald Hart and Sylvia Frejd. Having professional skills in the topic, Hart i [...]

    2. This book had some great insights and warnings about our "digital" culture. I would recommend this to anyone, especially parents and teachers. I'm going to buy my own copy so if you live in Denver and want to borrow it, let me know. ;)

    3. A must read for today's parents. Here are a few highlights from each chapter:Chapter 1 – A Brave New World?Digital Immigrants – Those born before the advent of digital technology 3 Types - Avoiders, Reluctant Adopters, Enthusiastic AdoptersDigital Natives – Those born after the advent of digital technology 3 Types - Avoiders, Minimalists, Enthusiastic Participants Parents need to know when “Enough is enough,” as far as digital usage goes. If your children complain they “are bored,” [...]

    4. This book super interesting and would benefit anyone wanting to understand the substantial impact that technology has on our modern lives. It is written from a very balanced, Christian perspective with a focus on acknowledging both the good and the bad of technology and formulating an action plan to ensure we enjoy the benefits of tech while properly protecting ourselves and our families from the potential disasters it can cause in our lives. As someone who makes a living working with technology [...]

    5. Packed with information and warnings of the destructiveness to ourselves and our relationships in a world where technology can easily control our time. * Our ability to reflect and reason seems to be declining.* Forty percent consider the Internet to be more important than social activities.* Josh McDowell: Atheists and skeptics now have equal access to our children just as your youth pastor and you have, which is why the number of Christian youth who believe in the fundamentals of Christianity [...]

    6. We have been invaded. There is no question about it. What will we do about it? This book was a good wake up call for me in how much I use digital technology and how dependent I am on it. The digital fast was a whole new idea for me, and this book really revolutionized my relationship with technology.

    7. I received this book for free through a First Reads giveaway.Probably closer to 3.5 stars.I feel as though the authors had some good information and tons of good intentions. Much of what they said hit close to home and they did offer plenty of practical strategies for dealing with our overly technical world. The first several chapters in particular had lots of interesting information about the development of the brain and psychological studies about things like multi-tasking. The middle of the [...]

    8. This is the first book that I read about how technology is affecting our relationships and everything that we do and I think it is a good introduction to this topic. It covers basic definitions such as what is a digital native and immigrants and the most interesting to me, Nomophobia which is the fear of being separated from your cell phone. It covers every addiction that you can imagine and gives recommendations on how to get rid of those addictions. I was very interested on the discussion abou [...]

    9. The digital tsunami is changing us all, young and old, physically, mentally, and spiritually. This semi-religious book offers biblically-based strategies for becoming stewards of our digital lives.The Internet can be a demanding mistress for those determined to be "wired" all the time.It can become a gret distraction from any spiritual foundations, and many problems are delineated here: device and gaming addiction, relationship avoidance, cyberstalking, cyberbullying, sexting, internet gambling, [...]

    10. I read this quickly since I've been administering AP tests all week. 5 stars for how interesting and informative it is. I have learned so much and plan to make major changes to my use of technology. This brought up great discussion points for me and my husband on how we plan to establish boundaries within our family. I gave it 3 stars for two reasons: 1) the religious undertones and 2) I felt like there were some good practical tips but wish there had been more concrete examples. All-in-all I'd [...]

    11. I read this for book club and absolutely loved it!! This book written by two Dr's has a very good perspectiveon the computer age, and the positives and negatives, and research to back it up. This is from a Christian perspective so there is some of that in there, but it does not overpower the facts either. They they give tips for how to help yourself with some the issues brought up. I found this an easy quick read with a LOT of information.

    12. Already planning on reading this again. It has caused me to reconsider the use of technology, and it can/will affect me and my family. Technology has just become son common that we don't ever question it. It has me thinking about my usage of technology, especially social media. The worst part was when it spoke of technology's effects on children! Definitely a must read for every Christian, parent, or church leader.

    13. I would highly recommend for all parents and teachers to read this book. As a parent, I learned many practical, invaluable tools on how to set healthy boundaries for technology in our home. I also learned of some of the current research on how technology is hindering our children's short term memory. We need to stay informed and current as parents!

    14. I read this book because I wanted some facts to back-up my feelings about technology overload. By reading this book I found some of those facts. This book also made me wish that more parents would care about what is happening to their children. I will try and take some of these facts and make my family life better.

    15. It really goes along with all the technology that is going on in today's society. Its sad that most people don't sit down and have a regular conversazione but it does happen. Me and my hubby read this book together and we are going to try and change some things we are doing.

    16. Great compilation of what everyone has been saying, but no one is really listening too. There are so many great things about technology and media, but there are so many bad things that we need to keep in check and simply don't. "Be with the people you're with."

    17. A book every Christian who participates in our digital world should read! Thought provokingnd of puts it out there what we don't want to admit.

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