It’s a kind of digital-age product segmentation or mitosis (remember learning about how cells divide and multiply in biology class?), all the different communication options that have come with the rise of digital media – texting, liking, social gaming, social networking, tweeting, snapchatting, skyping, etc. Each one seems to be associated with a certain level […]
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Despite their love for digital technology, 80% of kids and teens who use ebooks “still read primarily print books for fun,” a new Scholastic survey of readers aged 6-17 has found. But we are seeing a shift in the way kids read: “58% of 9-to-17-year-olds say they will always want to read books printed on […]
More +1 than not but pretty neutral from a parent’s perspective. I say that because, if kids are welcomed to Google’s new social network service, Google+, they – like everybody else – will have the option to choose whether they want to allow their friends (people in their “Circles”) to tag them in photos – […]
Reflecting on how we can help our children navigate not just social media but self-actualization in a digital age
Filling those in-between intervals of time with media, communication, and entertainment on digital devices may be the opposite of what our (and our children’s) brains need.
This isn’t a kid-tech story so much as a family-tech one. But putting our homes on a strict “power diet” to save money and help the planet can offer quite a life-lesson to our kids. SafeKids.com’s Larry Magid (who is also my co-director of ConnectSafely.com) put his own house through the paces and wrote about […]