Towards a More Balanced Approach to Digital Families

  • Sakari TaipaleEmail author


The book concludes with the claim that the modes and frequency of intra-family digital communication cannot be studied separately from the social functions that the different technologies have in extended families. In digital communication, when problems related to the use of new technology arise, a caring relationship emerges between a carer, attentive to the expressed care needs of the cared-for, and the latter, expected to provide some response in exchange for the help received. Finally, avenues for future research to are outlined, with the future of the digital family briefly considered.


Caring relationship Digital family Digital technology Warm expert 


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  1. 1.University of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland

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