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Chris Betcher

Is the Internet hurting children? - CNN.com - 2 views

  • By the time they're 2 years old, more than 90% of all American children have an online history. At 5, more than 50% regularly interact with a computer or tablet device, and by 7 or 8, many kids regularly play video games. Teenagers text an average of 3,400 times a month.
  • The impact of heavy media and technology use on kids' social, emotional and cognitive development is only beginning to be studied, and the emergent results are serious. While the research is still in its early stages, it suggests that the Internet may actually be changing how our brains work.
  • From PCs in school to online schooling Should you bet on Mark Zuckerberg? It goes without saying that digital media have also altered our fundamental notions of and respect for privacy. Young people now routinely post and share private, personal information and opinions on social media platforms without fully considering the potential consequences.
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  • We are at, arguably, an even more important crossroads when it comes to digital media and technology.
  • Movies today -- even G-rated ones -- contain significantly more sex and violence, on average, than movies with the same rating 10 or 20 years ago.
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    The explosive growth of social media, smartphones and digital devices is transforming our kids' lives, in school and at home. Research tells us that even the youngest of our children are migrating online, using tablets and smartphones, downloading apps. 
Wayne Eglinton

Get Your Web License | PBS KIDS GO! - 0 views

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    Take this "Rules of the Road" test to earn your official PBS Kids Web license!
Rhondda Powling

Cybersmart - Internet and mobile safety advice and activities - 0 views

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    ACMA site. Cybersmart provides activities, resources and practical advice to help young kids, kids, teens and parents safely enjoy the online world. Cybersmart also offers training and resources for schools and materials for library staff. Developed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority, Cybersmart is part of the Australian Government's cybersafety program
John Pearce

Department for Children, Schools and Families : Byron Review - 0 views

  • By listening to children and young people and putting them at the heart of this Review - and by replacing emotion with evidence - I hope I have provided some very necessary focus to what is a very necessary debate.
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