In this episode of CBS This Morning, host Bob Schieffer discusses how to find a role model that fits your child’s personality, and whether you want to look for the perfect mentor.
The topic is also discussed in this year’s CBS Kids Book of the Year.
In this segment, Schieffer takes a look at how the public is becoming more and more connected online, how kids are learning to read and write online, and what they can expect in the future.
Here are some of the highlights:The public is getting more connected.
In 2015, there were approximately 4 billion active social media users worldwide, with the majority of those having at least one Facebook account.
Today, more than 4 billion people use the Internet.
More than 90 percent of people have one or more devices in their homes.
More than one-third of all Internet users now have smartphones, tablets and computers.
In 2014, only about 30 percent of Americans had mobile devices, but by 2020, that figure will be up to 70 percent.
More and more people are learning the Internet is their only place to get news.
About two-thirds of all American households have an Internet-connected television, computer, or home entertainment device.
Today’s adults are getting more and not less access to news.
More people are reading digital books online.
More parents are choosing to give their children the benefit of the doubt.
About one in four parents say they are willing to make a mistake, but still want to make sure their child knows he or she has a friend who understands and is caring for them.
More moms are sharing their children’s personal stories online.
About half of moms say they have seen the online photos and videos of their children, and half of parents say their child has shared their photo on Facebook.
More kids are watching and playing online games.
Kids aged 7 to 11 are playing an average of 2.2 hours a day online, according to a 2015 study by the Pew Research Center.
By 2020, this number is expected to increase to 3.4 hours.
The next step is to make the Internet your friend.
You can share your child with someone you know.
But how do you help your child make friends online?
Schieffers advice: “First, be open to the fact that your child may be a little lonely or shy and that there are a lot of other kids online.
But if you can help your kid find a little group of people that will listen and be interested in what you’re saying, you’ll feel a little more accepted.”
Here’s a list of some of today’s best-loved roles models, and a video showing how to apply the lessons you learn to your own life:This article is part of a series on the role models of the future, including the latest role models, new technologies, and new ways of doing things.