In between newscasts on weeknights, Fox 6 announces the following:
"It's 10 p.m. Do you know where your children are?"
Or, something pretty close to that.
Children, especially older teens, tend to move pretty quick. I know I struggle to keep up with a number of my nieces and nephews.
With technology in hand, these teens move even faster. The latest report by the good people with the Pew Internet and American Life Project shows that teens are involved in social media in high numbers.
That really isn't that surprising. I know there are exceptions to the norms, but breaking down demographics, generally, younger people adopt new trends with technology faster than older people. I think it is because us old people are fond of telling younger people, "Back in my day ..."
Here's the thing, more young people are moving over to Twitter. Before, when Facebook was only in college and school networks, young people were interacting with their peers in an environment without much family oversight. Well, now as more and more people join Facebook, parents and grandparents are friends with the younger generation.
CBS News offered this quote in a recent article:
"'I love twitter, it's the only thing I have to myself ... cause my parents don't have one,' Britteny Praznik, a 17-year-old who lives outside Milwaukee, gleefully tweeted recently."
So, I now truly have to ask, do you know where your children are?
No Talkbacks for this article.
Post your comment/review now
Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff.
Recent Articles & Blogs by Steve Kabelowsky
Published Nov. 24, 2014
When word of the national address became known, local TV stations were able to make the decision to carry the broadcast or to let it go. WISN-TV Ch. 12, an ABC affiliate, was the only local station to carry Obama's address.
Published Nov. 21, 2014
Billboard will change the formula used to create its Billboard 200 albums chart. That means the music industry will have to change its tactics if it still uses the chart to determine success.
Published Nov. 19, 2014
On Nov. 26, the three organizations will host the "Thanksgiving Drive Thru Food Drive" at Miller Park. Food can be dropped off at Helfaer Field - the Little League diamond -- at Miller Park between 4:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Published Nov. 17, 2014
Late last week, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel announced it will broadcast more than a dozen University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee basketball games during the 2014-15 season. The broadcast schedule will feature nine men's and five women's games.
Published Nov. 16, 2014
"The Lost Missions" is considered Season 6 of the franchise, which aired on Disney XD and was available on iTunes. This two-disc collection is a great example why "The Clone Wars" won honors as an Outstanding Special Class Animated Program and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation in 2014.
Published Nov. 14, 2014
The world of "Cars" created by Pixar continues to roll as Disney's "Planes: Fire & Rescue" landed on store shelves earlier this month.
Published Nov. 13, 2014
For Meghan Dwyer, an investigative reporter at WITI-TV Fox 6, her reaction was a little different when she picked up an Emmy for a story on bullying called "Scared at School."
Published Nov. 12, 2014
Recorded at last year's 70th Holiday Folk Fair International, MPTV's "Folk Fair Celebration" will entertain and inform as it brings the atmosphere of the best international bazaar in Wisconsin to television.
Published Nov. 11, 2014
With the main November sweep going on right now, at a time without Thursday Night Football games on CBS or World Series baseball on Fox, it will be interesting to see which station will pull forward for the next ratings win.
Published Nov. 7, 2014
Discovery World hosts the sixth annual Time Warner Cable STEMfest on the lake shore from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.