Researchers in this study are professional psychologists and sociologists who can easily observe and detect problems or changes in the social norms and practices. Researchers will therefore attend various sporting shows and cinemas attended by parents alongside their children. Researchers will then observe and analyze the level of concentration of various parents on the sports and on their smart phones or laptops. Researchers will observe how parents in their concentrations respond to the concerns of their children. The researchers will also seek to observe the frequency at which parents turn to their parents as if giving directions on the progression of the sports. In so doing, researchers will also analyze and record behaviors and reactions of particular children in response to the manner in which their parents treat them.
This report makes a conclusion that communication, which is the basic instrument for socialization has succumbed to the negative and positive aspects of technology. However, while observing from sociological point of view, technology has negatively impacted on the communication patterns specifically between parents and children. Introduction and integration of computer technology and its complementary materials has worked to expose children to unsafe contents and information that are dangerous to their growth. Concentration of parents to the same outputs of technology has seen them deny children the required attention and care. This has led to widening of parent-child bonds and ties to an extent of creating mismatch of communication patterns. The perceived inferiority of parents to technological advancements has seen children threaten to dominate over and control their parents. ...Show more