Parenting was a challenging venture prior to the digital age. The problem is now compounded by several new challenges that have emerged over the last three decades. The internet has given kids access to an enormous amount of information (Clark 15). While this is good for their development and learning, it has also opened doors to adult content, cyber-bullying, addictive online gaming, and other forms of harassment through the social media (Livingstone, 159).
Parents are becoming busier as economic times get tougher. The changing parenting landscape has given the child a lot of unmonitored time. A considerable amount of