Screen time can be used as a tool to promote meaningful discussions, a springboard for teaching kids empathy.
Even though two people speak the same language, having come from different cultures, their understanding of the spoken language will be different.
Digital technology has come to the rescue for all of us countless times. We can find that elusive new café on our smartphone maps; we can remove boundaries of communication through online translation; we can store all of our photos on safe and secure devices. Digital technology is now helping to solve a difficult but critical problem: how to safely preserve ancient heritage sites across the world.
For our economy to flourish again we need to stimulate innovation and have the skills to compete on a global stage and cloud can help enable this as it has a comparative low cost of entry compared with traditional methods.
Implicit in this sort of analysis is the suggestion that social connections exclusively formed and conducted online are somehow inferior to relationships offline - often tellingly described as 'in the real world'.
Film is dead. Long live television. That's the bleak assessment of dozens of articles on film-making in the last couple of years. The truth is, there's never been a more exciting time to be a filmmaker.
Whether it's email, social media or just getting our devices to work how we want them to, most of the time our relationship with technology feels like one of discomfort, stress or even anxiety...when was the last time you looked at your inbox with a sense of total peace?
The revolutionary impact of fast spreading digital and mobile phone technologies underpin an on-going conversation, yet to reach its conclusion. From the perspectives of non-violence and social development, optimists argue that a mass communication infrastructure enables campaigners to challenge the conditions of injustice and oppression.
So here's the good news; the number of young people surviving life changing conditions (like cancer for example) is increasing. In fact in the UK the number has nearly doubled in the past decade, at least in part due to recent advances in the quality of medical science. So what's the bad news?
When I first met Silvana Gambini, who is in her fifties and worked as a careers adviser for 12 years, she had never considered using the internet to earn an income. Like many unemployed women, she used the web to look for work and stay in contact with friends and family through email and Facebook.