In an age of constant distraction and connectedness, should technology be considered another member of the family?
For many families the amount of time spent on mobile devices is a genuine point of contention.
Numbers of parents express concerns about their children’s excessive use of social media applications like SnapChat, Twitter and WhatsApp, and the impact this connectedness has on their well-being.
In contrast, some young people argue that their relationship with their phone is an essential part of everyday life that parents of this generation simply do not understand or find easy to relate to.
There needs to be greater efforts made to understand one another and also the impact that mobile devices are having on relationships.
This short video by Relate gives a helpful insight into this dynamic.