Tables B.2—B. io all show responses to questions concerning the devices of connection, constraint, and surveillance (discussed in chapters 5—7). Once again I caution that because these tables build on qualitative responses, the categories are meant to be illustrative rather than definitive. In addition, not all respondents gave responses to all questions.
Devices of Connection
Baby Monitor Ownership by Social Class
Child’s Cell Phone Ownership by Social Class
Devices of Surveillance
Attitudes toward Keystroke Monitor Ownership by Social Class
TABLE B. IO
Attitudes toward Reading Diary versus Using Keystroke Monitoring System by Social Class
 worry about my kids not having enough fun in their childhood. I worry about them being so achievement-oriented and goal-oriented that they don’t take time to reap the pleasures, smell the roses. I worry that they have too much homework. I’d like to see them have a hell of a lot less. That’s what I worry about. That’s what I try to monitor. I’m not worried about them being a success. I’m worried about them having fun.
 would have no idea [what was difficult for them] because financially it was okay. I don’t think we were extremely well off, but living on a farm, I do think they provided what we needed. And anybody went to college that
 think kids are living in a much more immediate kind of world, where there are scary things out there and we have more things we have to be vigilant about and help our kids understand. We don’t understand them— the Internet, the constant media pressure. Please, Paris Hilton! Is this really the most important news in the world? The space shuttle is taking off, and people are being killed in Iraq every day, and what’s happening in Africa.
I just think it’s harder to raise kids today because of all that. I just think there’s too much sensationalism.
 think it’s interesting because I think we as parents have tried—and I’m not just speaking of us but our friends in general and our culture today— to raise children so that they’re always occupied. Every activity has to be something that strengthens their skills—they’re in organized sports leagues, they’re in special programs for music or education or whatever—and so we’ve got our kids so booked into things that I think we don’t allow our kids to have enough free time.
 think for my kids in some ways our relative affluence is an issue because it makes things easy for them when they want to get money. I say no sometimes, but a lot of times I say yes to things. That probably makes it a little bit too easy [for them] to get hold of things—clothes, electronic things,
 consider myself a friend to my children, but I’m a parent foremost. . . .
I’m kind of middle-of-the-road. I think it’s important to be somewhat of a friend with them, so you do have that open communication like we did, but I do think that you also have to be a parent foremost to set the bound-