"My parents are so busy checking the computer that they never think of this."
"I'll trade you my soy milk for your wheatgrass juice."
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"Hang on - I'll Uber us a school bus."
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"I'm sorry, but I'm morally and politically opposed to hangman."
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"Watch yourself--we're under surveillance."
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"We're going to start with the birds and the bees and then work our way up to the new reproductive technologies."
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"Can we please go back to playing on our phones?"
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A boy lies on his bed surrounded by posters advertising performance enhancing drugs.
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"C'mon, time to get up and stare at your devices all day."
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"When I was your age we didn't have mouths."
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"When I turned off his computer, he deflated."
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"Why don't you go turn on your toys and watch them play."
"Son, it's time we talked about online privacy."
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"Do you have any educational DVDs that are between one and a half and two years long?"
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"No one uses Facebook anymore. I'm on this new thing called make-believe."
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Two children in a park; one playing with an R/C sailboat and the other playing with a drone
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"Ok that's it! No screens until 4pm! There's no use asking before 4!"
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"We had it bronzed. It was his first tweet."
"Make me feel ashamed of you!"
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"It's hard to believe he was all we had before Google."
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"Why don't you get off the computer and watch some TV?"
"I won the spell-check bee."
"It's all right, sweetie. In the information age, everybody feels stupid."
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