By Simon JonesThe mother of one of Australia’s most prominent tech pioneers, Tia Mowry, has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the challenges faced by parents and their children as technology and social media become more pervasive.
Mowry says that her daughter, 15-year-old Tia, is a bit of a “loner” and that she does not spend much time in school.
But she has a knack for using social media to help her, particularly when it comes to her education.
The teenager has been an avid Twitter user since she was 11, and started to post regularly on social media at 14.
Her favourite topics are science and technology, but she has also written books on technology and entrepreneurship, and is currently in the process of creating her own tech platform.MOWRY’S MAIN PROBLEMWith Tia now a senior in high school, and having just completed her first year of college, Mowy’s biggest challenge is finding the time to dedicate to her learning.
She says the problem is exacerbated by the fact that most of her online learning is for her own use.
“I really enjoy my time online.
It is what I do for work, I do it to get out of bed in the morning, and I do this for my schoolwork,” she said.”
It is a lot of work, and the more time I spend online, the more I will be in trouble.”
Mowy says she is constantly concerned about what the internet will be like in a decade’s time.
“The future is going to be very scary,” she warned.
“When I look back at what’s happening to our technology, it’s just going to get worse and worse.”
In the future, we are going to need to be more conscious of the things we use, how we use them and the impact they have on our bodies and our brains.”MOWY’S TAKEAWAYMowries advice on the importance of social media for young peopleThe teen says the key to avoiding a “disruption” is to stay calm and use social media responsibly.”
We have to make sure that we’re using our phones in a good way.
We’re all on phones at the same time, so it’s a lot easier to talk to one person on a phone than two or three,” she told Business Insider.”
You need to stay in touch with your friends and family and let them know that you’re there and you’re OK, that you love them and that you are happy to talk about anything.
“And also, do something to keep up with the news and updates.”MOMENTUM TO TAKEACTIONTo get her message across, Mowsy posted a video of her daughter on Instagram and asked for support.
“My daughter Tia’s story is just a small example of how technology and digital technology is disrupting our lives,” Mowries said in a statement to TechCrunch.
“Technology is constantly changing the way we live and how we work, but there is no shortage of things that we can do to keep ourselves connected and entertained.”
Her message has already garnered over 10,000 likes and over 2,000 shares.
“What I really want to see is a positive response from people who are on social networks, who have friends and are using social networks.”
If you’re an older person, and you want to connect, I want you to start using your phone more.””
If people want to have a more casual conversation, I’d be very interested to hear about the people who use their phones.
“For more on social platforms, check out TechCrunch’s previous coverage here.