Ninety-five percent of US 12-to-17-year-olds use the Internet, 93% have access to a computer at home and 71% of teens with that computer at home share it with other family members, according to a study released today – the biggest explanation, most probably, for why teens’ Net use has gotten so mobile. It allows them [...]
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In research she presented at the American Psychological Association’s annual meeting and which will soon be published in the journal Pediatrics, Michele Ybarra, did some myth-busting. One myth she cited is the one about how the online experiences of many young people are negative. Rather, “most young people are not having negative experiences online,” USATODAY [...]
The other day I had the pleasure of talking with author, quilter, and fellow mom Meg Cox, who’s updating her 2003 The Book of New Family Traditions, and – within seconds, as she was describing her plan for it – I was picturing all these potential tech-related traditions my work has turned up since 1997. [...]
Recipients of federal E-rate funding will get faster connnections, more support for mobile learning, and the opportunity to provide wi-fi access to their neighborhoods after hours, the FCC announced.
Spain’s government announced this week that it would require the country’s Internet service providers to offer affordable broadband for all at a speed of at least 1 Mbps by 2011, CNET reports. Are we seeing a trend in Europe? Maybe. Last month Finland’s minister of communications said everyone in Finland will have at least 1 [...]
A study presented this month at the Society for Neuroscience found that Internet training “could potentially enhance brain function and cognition in older adults,” ScienceDaily.com reports. Researchers at University California, Los Angeles, worked with two groups of “neurologically normal volunteers between the ages of 55 and 78.” Everything else being pretty equal, one group was [...]