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Rescooped by Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal from Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age!

Coping with the loss of an online world

Coping with the loss of an online world | Tech in teaching |

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, August 25, 2013 12:56 AM

Heather Kelly:  "The closing of an online virtual game may sound trivial to anyone who has never used or visited one, but to the people who spent a chunk of their formative years forging relationships inside their virtual walls, the loss can be huge."

Amber Judge's curator insight, September 2, 2013 11:08 AM

Another ethical issue here: If you provide an alternate world in which someone can build their identity, make friends they otherwise wouldn't in the real world and they've spent money on virtual items and then take it all away because the world collapses... What's the ethical actions a company should take to ensure the health and well-being of those people? I mean surely there must be some liability?

Rescooped by Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal from ICT tools for learning!

The Truth About Kids And Social Media

The Truth About Kids And Social Media | Tech in teaching |

Amy Jo Martin:  "According to a recent study, 78% of parents helped create their children’s Facebook pages, and 7.5 million users are under the age of 13. The way your kids use social today will shape their future. It's time for everyone to get educated on how--and how not--to live online."

Via The Digital Rocking Chair, Bhushan THAPLIYAL
Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's insight:

I love the last few lines of the article: do an informal assessment to find out how much the kids know about social media. "Then after you've educated yourself, educate your children".

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 25, 2013 11:25 AM

Building brands is a lot like leaving legacies. What does it mean? Do we have the luxury of thinking we have that much control or will there be features that allow us to be dishonest with brand building?

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, May 28, 2013 9:57 AM

Boy are these kids going to be mad at their parents by the time they're 20-somethings...  "Why didn't you protect us?"  they will ask.  "Because we didn't know better," their parents will say. 


Putting a kid on the internet without knowing anything about how cookies and cache and logins and TOSs work is like handing them a handgun or putting them behind the wheel of a running car and then leaving.