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How the Web Became Our ‘External Brain,’ and What It Means for Our Kids

How the Web Became Our ‘External Brain,’ and What It Means for Our Kids | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

For all the wild variety of our cultures, personalities, and thought patterns, we’re all still operating with roughly the same three-pound lump of gray matter. But almost from day one, the allotment of neurons in those brains (and therefore the way they function) is different today from the way it was even one generation ago. Every second of your lived experience represents new connections among the roughly 86 billion neurons packed inside your brain.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 11, 2014 4:50 AM

An interesting read.

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Internet providers urge parents to monitor children's web activity

Internet providers urge parents to monitor children's web activity | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Internet Matters is launched, offering advice on youngsters' online profiles, the sites they visit and protecting against abuse
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"One in four children have seen sexual images online by the age of 12, while 60% of teens have been asked for a sexual image of themselves, and 28% of children do not tell their parents when they are being bullied online, often for fear of having their phone taken away, according to research by the telecoms watchdog Ofcom, the NSPCC and the market research agency Opinion Leader."

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