37 digital lifestyle phrases our parents never had to say to us

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There are phrases we use today that simply didn’t exist 10+ years ago. Technology, and the way we use it, has changed the way we interact with our families. From setting boundaries to how much screen time kids get to threatening them with spyware, it’s a new digital age. We asked FAVES + CO. readers (and parents) to share things their parents never had to say to them.

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Digital lifestyle phrases our parents never had to say to us

Digital lifestyle phrases our parents never had to say to us

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    Yes, people used to have phones that only stayed in their homes and no, you couldn't play games on them.

    Yes, people used to have phones that only stayed in their homes and no, you couldn't play games on them.

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    No! You can't play on my iPhone! (Derek Overbey)

    No! You can't play on my iPhone! (Derek Overbey)

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    I don't know, Google it. (Jennifer Crego)

    I don't know, Google it. (Jennifer Crego)

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    You've had enough digital stimulation for one day! (Derek Overbey)

    You've had enough digital stimulation for one day! (Derek Overbey)

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    No, you cannot buy anymore apps. (Jared Siekierka)

    No, you cannot buy anymore apps. (Jared Siekierka)

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    If you don't stop hitting your brother you don't get to use my devices all weekend! (Louisa Larson)

    If you don't stop hitting your brother you don't get to use my devices all weekend! (Louisa Larson)

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    Go YouTube this, I can't figure out how to put this toy together. (Melissa Hourigan)

    Go YouTube this, I can't figure out how to put this toy together. (Melissa Hourigan)

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    We are watching live TV, we can't fast forward. (Kim Suarez)

    We are watching live TV, we can't fast forward. (Kim Suarez)

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    2 Voting...
    No iPhones at the table. (Amy Wood)

    No iPhones at the table. (Amy Wood)

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    1 Voting...
    Don't you dare turn on in-app purchases.

    Don't you dare turn on in-app purchases.

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    1 Voting...
    Yes you can text grandma later. (Amy Marincic)

    Yes you can text grandma later. (Amy Marincic)

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    1 Voting...
    You can watch Dora on the TV now, I want my phone back. (Rachel Marshall)

    You can watch Dora on the TV now, I want my phone back. (Rachel Marshall)

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    Where's the CHARGER? (Rajean Campbell Blomquist)

    Where's the CHARGER? (Rajean Campbell Blomquist)

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    1 Voting...
    Don't forget to back it up. (Mary Maher)

    Don't forget to back it up. (Mary Maher)

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    1 Voting...
    When you type WTF on Facebook, it better mean Wednesday Thursday Friday. (Chris Hamilton)

    When you type WTF on Facebook, it better mean Wednesday Thursday Friday. (Chris Hamilton)

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    If you eat all your carrots, I'll let you look at cats on the internet. (Melinda Hammond Chiapello)

    If you eat all your carrots, I'll let you look at cats on the internet. (Melinda Hammond Chiapello)

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    Get off that ****ing playstation/smartphone/laptop NOW! (http://twitter.com/paddylewis)

    Get off that ****ing playstation/smartphone/laptop NOW! (http://twitter.com/paddylewis)

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    No more netflix after 10 PM. (DeAnna Troupe)

    No more netflix after 10 PM. (DeAnna Troupe)

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    Whoever is dressed with hair and teeth brushed and their bed made first gets the RED iPad. (We have two, there is som...

    Whoever is dressed with hair and teeth brushed and their bed made first gets the RED iPad. (We have two, there is som...

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    You only get 15 minutes of screen time today. (Cathy Martin Briggs)

    You only get 15 minutes of screen time today. (Cathy Martin Briggs)

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    Honey, can you help me? I lost some apps on my phone. (Joel Postman)

    Honey, can you help me? I lost some apps on my phone. (Joel Postman)

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    Have you seen my dongle?

    Have you seen my dongle?

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    0 Voting...
    Hands off the TV, it is not a touch screen.

    Hands off the TV, it is not a touch screen.

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    0 Voting...
    Please remember to record True Blood show from the HBO GO app on Dad's phone.

    Please remember to record True Blood show from the HBO GO app on Dad's phone.

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    Your brain is going to turn to mush if you don't stop playing Minecraft! (Lisa Du Bois Low)

    Your brain is going to turn to mush if you don't stop playing Minecraft! (Lisa Du Bois Low)

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