For the past few years, I've seen teens' shift their social media habits to apps and sites that provide illusions of ephemeral and anonymous interactions -- illusions that are quickly eroding their social and emotional well-being, and can be deadly.
Parents often fear technology. They worry that their children might be exposed to inappropriate pornographic or violent content online, or be negatively influenced or explicitly hurt by a stranger through social media.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently set new recommendations for parents to limit the amount of time kids spent in front of a screen to less than two hours a day (or no time at all for kids under the age of two).
Charlie Chaplin once said that cinema was just a fad. In 1936, The New York Times wrote that a "rocket will never be able to leave the Earth's atmosphere." In 1955, Variety magazine stated that rock n' roll would be gone by June of that yea...
The critical questions are: Is this bad for our children? Is it wrong to provide them the most up-to-date tools for both entertainment and teaching? Is it wrong to want to see our children smile and grin as they watch their favorite videos?
As younger and younger children recognize and use electronic devices as sources of information and entertainment, what is the impact on their literacy skills? Largely a positive one, according to a study in the January edition of SAGE Open.
WAVERLY, Iowa - Smart phones, iPads, Kindles and other tablets are everywhere, including in our schools. A new study from Common Sense Media shows 75% of kids now have access to mobile technology such as smartphones or laptops.