The US Federal Trade Commission’s revisions to the COPPA Rule announced today (12/19/12), are aimed at syncing up a rule mandated by a 1998 law with today’s technology and with “the way children use the Internet, mobile devices and social networking,” the FTC says in its press release. For example, the personal information that services [...]
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This article was originally published April 23, 2012, then my service’s server crashed, losing months of data. So reposting 11/18/12. “We want to customize our lives…,” “It is as though we have all put ourselves on cable news…,” “We seem willing to dispense with [other] people altogether….” All these dire, dour, disrespectful pronouncements about this [...]
For a new report, the Pew Internet Project surveyed and held focus groups with more than 2,000 middle and high school teachers in the Advanced Placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) communities and found that 77% feel “the Internet and digital search tools have had a ‘mostly positive’ impact on their students’ research habits, [...]
I’m a long-time fan of Marie Forleo and other 21st-century media moguls and gurus, interested as I am in how people of all ages make (and make a living with) media in a digital age. So I’ve been following Marie’s story and noticed an interesting plot twist this week. In her MarieTV video, she says [...]
I can’t presume to know education’s main job in today’s very different media environment, but I think Prof. Michael Wesch at Kansas State University is on to something. It goes beyond teaching media literacy in information-saturated lives, which itself is well past the 19th-century model of filling students’ heads with information and having them “learn” [...]
Sometimes we’re present for each other, sometimes not; what matters is that we’re thinking together about whether we need to be in each situation, as we work out the social norms of digitally informed life.
What a week: Sherry Turkle’s new book, “tiger mother” in the Wall Street Journal, mom and author Susan Maushart’s experiment, and my sons’ social-tech reality check!
Perspective for parents on young people’s use of social media and what that has to do with participation and civic engagement