This post is not about technology. It’s about how we (humankind) have been wiring our brains to think about technology. We have quite a hole to climb out of. Not only are our brains already “wired to scout for the bad stuff,” the Huffington Post reports, referring to what neuropsychologist and author Rick Hanson calls […]
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By the sound of it, there are significant barriers to connected learning in UK schools too – maybe bigger ones. I’m referring to hurdles pointed out by Sonia Livingstone at the London School of Economics in a presentation she gave for the Connected Learning Research Network about “The Class,” her ethnographic study of the connected […]
To survey 9-to-16-year-olds and their parents in 25 countries, UK-based EU Kids Online came up with questions and definitions that people of all ages and many cultures and languages could understand – bringing a useful sense of definition to youth advocates worldwide. Here are the online “risk factors” about which all the researchers (based throughout […]
This story in Australia isn’t about technology, but consider children’s online safety as you read, ok? News.com.au reports that playground equipment has become so safe as to increase harm to children. How can that be? Super-safe playgrounds keep children from learning calculated risk-taking. “Playground injuries were often a result of children being poorly coordinated because […]
Researchers in Europe found that the young people who find it easier to be themselves online the most are those who have the most difficulties with offline relationships.
The survey of 9-to-16-year-olds in 25 countries says the industry should provide more tech to protect but found only around a quarter of Net-using families use such tech.
The latest EU Kids Online pan-European study found that the Internet is now central to young people’s lives throughout the continent.
In adjusting to a media environment very different from the mass-media one we grew up in, we adults have created some monsters. They’re large, intimidating “creatures” that threaten the mutually respectful parent-child and educator-student communication that young people want and deserve in this highly participatory, sometimes overwhelming new media environment. One of the monsters is […]
Last week I had the great good fortune of participating in Safer Internet Forum 2009 in Luxembourg. What a fantastic experience, connecting with online-safety experts representing the 27 EU member countries plus Malaysia, Brazil, and New Zealand. I spoke on “Online Safety 3.0″ and felt right at home (imagine how confirming it is to have […]
So much great work in youth social-media use and online safety has been going on in the UK, from the Byron Review and ensuing Action Plan to the just-released “Digital Manifesto” from a coalition of children’s nonprofits to Digizen.org to the EU Kids Online project based at the London School of Economics & Political Science. […]