How focused are your kids when they are online? Do your kids “multi-task” while using the internet? Emailing, school research, chatting, Social Networks etc all at once? This is not a healthy pattern to develop. Studies have been done that indicate kids have a tendency to be very “wide” and not very “deep” because one thing never gets their full attention. Teach your kids the value on focusing on the task at hand even online and not allow themselves to become distracted. Example: Teach them that while they are researching for a school project they should stay signed out of any chat program, social network or email so it is easier to resist the temptation to respond right away if someone contacts them. They ability to “unplug” will be invaluable in this technological age.