That's what the authors of the latest "Net Children Go Mobile" report conclude: It's great that the UK is "in many ways … leading in children's Internet safety," but "complacency would be ill-advised" and this success could be leading to a new kind of risk: reduced opportunity in and with connected media for British children. "By comparison with some other European countries, the UK appears to … [Read more...] about Manage Net risk but focus more on opportunities: Researchers
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They're more like DEDIs (digitally enabled displays of insensitivity) than EDIs (electronic displays of insensitivity), because the behavior is human not electronic. But that's beside the point. This NPR commentary suggests that EDIs are becoming a social norm. It cites an unscientific survey of 2,000 newsletter subscribers as finding that this insensitive behavior – people checking their phones … [Read more...] about The anti-EDIs social norm: A counterargument
Though student engagement seems like a tough thing to measure, Gallup recently did, calling it the education version of "the fiscal cliff" so much in the news at the turn of the year. In a survey of 500,000 students in grades 5 through 12, Gallup Education found that, while nearly 80% of elementary students its surveyed "are engaged with school," that engagement falls to 40% of high school … [Read more...] about Using social media to grow student engagement
[This article was originally published March 18, 2012, then my service’s server crashed, losing months of data. So reposting 10/8/12.] In addition to the panel mentioned in my previous post about Hope North and the one I participated in, "Reaching Teens on the Digital Streets," here – in two parts – are some takeaways from two areas I focused on at South by Southwest (SxSW) last week: featured … [Read more...] about Takeaways from SxSW, Part 1: The Brazilian Dream
It's interesting to see that dismissive attitudes toward youth in social media are universal and that, where they turn up, so does the "clicktivism" argument – the one about how online activism is inconsequential, or not real activism (see this). In India, a recent national survey of people 18-35 found that 76% "believe that social media empowers them to bring change to the world," particularly in … [Read more...] about Snapshot of how Indian youth view social media