And you, like I, thought the family dinner table was sacrosanct! Surely the dinner table is the last bastion of family togetherness and now Facebook is challenging even that!
While the family sit around at dinner table chatting about their day, a teen obsessively checks her status updates on her phone to escape what she sees as the boring conversation her family. As she clicks on each update posted by her friends she metaphorically disappears from the dinner table into the picture and loses herself in the excitement as her friends’ experience take over the room — suddenly one of her friends is thrashing on his drum set in the corner of the room, ballet dancers pirouette across the table and then she is joins a snowball fight. All the time, Aunty is presented as sharing the tedious detail of what went on in her day.
A call to arms parents, I say – can I shout out – NO PHONES AT THE DINNER TABLE!