Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news:
- Digital media is having detrimental effect on kid’s reading habits, says Egmont UK: The digital society of today is having a detrimental effect on children’s reading habits due to the loss of ‘having a quiet mind’, according to recent research from Egmont UK. But the children’s publisher’s Reading Street study has also revealed books and digital can co-exist to have a positive impact on children reading for pleasure.
- Free Children’s Books With Those Fries: Are Digital Books the Literary Equivalent of Junk Food?: Children are used to getting a free plastic toy in their McDonald’s Happy Meal. This month, however, kids will get free books along with their burgers and fries. (See related article.) McDonald’s has partnered with RIF (Reading is Fundamental) to put stories in the hands of families during National Family Literacy Month.
For The Tablet Generation, A Lesson In Digital Citizenship: “It’s truly a revolution, what’s happening,” he says. “Technology has finally caught up to where truly you hold the Internet in the palm of your hands. The power of the mobile devices that exist now — we have to have to leverage that capacity and to evolve as educators to address those needs.”
- Crafting a healthy digital lifestyle: Do you find yourself clicking around on viral videos at work, and all of a sudden, two hours have passed? It may be time to go on a “digital diet.”
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