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This type of “impression management” is much easier to do online because recipients of the information aren’t in a position to reality test what they see, read, and hear.

Second, do they foster your children’s long-term positive development?

If your children are missing out on flesh-and-blood relationships because they spend so much time online, then they are also missing out on those opportunities to learn about and practice those skills that enable healthy relationships to develop.

It’s probably no coincidence that the dramatic rise in narcissism and decline in empathy over the past few decades has occurred along side the rise of the information age and the devotion of young people’s time to online pursuits.

It is also, intentionally or otherwise, dishonest, not generally a lesson that parents want their children to learn.

As relationships develop online, this practice doesn’t allow the receivers of this information to make reasoned judgments about the kind of relationship they want with the sender of the information.

As a result, time in real relationships may be far less than you think and far less than children in past generations had.

In a sense, children these days have less time to “practice” relationships and, with less practice, they are going be less skilled at them.

Rather than being just a small subset of their relationships, unguided and unfettered virtual relationships may come to dominate their relationship universe.