Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news:
- Parents Need to Get Tougher on Children’s Digital Media Use: Doctors are urging parents to implement a “media use plan” in which clear boundaries can be set when children can use their cellphones, laptops, when they can watch TV and for how long they are able to use any electronic device.
- On The Air This Week, We’re Exploring Digital Childhood: As much as we can, we will craft our tech and culture coverage around a certain theme each week, meaning each of us will report one story as part of the theme and you’ll hear those stories on our flagship shows. At the conclusion of each week, they’ll get mashed into a whimsical podcast you can download.
- New Research from Common Sense Media Reveals Mobile Media Use Among Young Children Has Tripled in Two Years: Among families with children eight and under, there has been a five-fold increase in ownership of tablets (from 8% to 40%), and the percent of children with access to some sort of smart mobile device at home has jumped from half (52%) to three-quarters (75%).
- NSPCC appoints Amaze to create an innovative digital presence to inspire and engage people in the battle to end child cruelty: This is an exciting opportunity to ensure that every visitor leaves the new website better equipped to help fight child cruelty. The digital platform will be user-centered, reaching out to new digital audiences in order to support the charity’s overall aim to protect more children from harm. A key aim of the platform is to expand the reach of the charity and encourage and inspire more visitors to take action against child cruelty.
- Advocacy Group Launches Campaign to Protect Children Online: Lauren’s Kids, a non-profit organization that works to prevent abuse and help survivors heal, launched a new blog series this week to educate parents and caregivers about the dangers lurking online for children and teens. The series, called Don’t Miss the Signs in the Digital World, runs through November 1 and addresses the impact of such 21st century issues as Internet predators, human trafficking and cyber bullying, while offering guidance in how parents can keep their kids safe.
- Digital technology and creativity in the classroom prepares kids for the future: Educators in the US and worldwide are increasingly preoccupied with: 1) how children learn, 2) how best to prepare children for the future, and 3) what role digital technology plays in the classroom—all of which is controversial and widely debated. Various theories and models of education and intelligence have played a large role in shaping this discussion. Noted developmental psychologist, Howard Gardner of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, has been instrumental for many years.
Canadian families teeming with digital devices: Parents are more likely to purchase smartphones, tablets, video game consoles and subscribe to Netflix than the average consumer, suggests a report by the Media Technology Monitor.
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