Growing up on screen
April 6, 2011 3:51 AM Subscribe
I have a 15 month old daughter. Since she was born we have taken thousands of pictures of her and a great deal of video.
posted by MrMerlot to Technology (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
From about three months old she got used to seeing herself on screen. Now she loves it, grabbing the camera out of our hands as soon as the shot is taken. She loves looking at herself in this way and we enjoy the moment. But lately I have begun to wonder. What effect will it have on children if they grow up so used to seeing themselves in this way? We already live in a very narcissistic society and I am sure my partner and I are not alone is showering our child with these images. So, my question is really about her generation. What effect will heavy exposure to their own image have on my daughter's generation? And does any body know if anyone has begun to do some research on the subject?