Do We Need to Rescue Our Kids From the Digital World?

lboogie81:

This is a very interesting piece about young people and the digital world in today’s world. As an educator, this is VERY informative!

Originally posted on Guerrilla World Press:

Do we need to rescue our kids from the digital world?

By Jane Wakefield

My children live in the digital world as much as they live in the real one.

Whether they are chatting to their friends on Xbox Live or FaceTime or viewing their profiles on Instagram, these days it seems that there is always a virtual guest in our house.

Their expectations of life are fundamentally different to mine at their ages – eight and 10. They were among the first generation to swipe a dumb screen and wonder why nothing happened; the first to say when a toy was broken: “Don’t worry, we can just download a new one”; and the first to be aware that the real world runs seamlessly into the digital one.

These digital natives understand the etiquette of the digital world – how to text, how to email, how to get wi-fi and…

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Rosario Dawson Joins Cast of Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’

lboogie81:

Excellent choice!

Originally posted on Variety:

Netflix and Disney’s Marvel Entertainment announced that Rosario Dawson has joined the cast of “Daredevil,” the original series based on the action-hero comic coming to Netflix in 2015.

Dawson, whose credits include “Kids” and will appear in the upcoming “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For,” will play a dedicated young woman whose quest to heal the wounds of Hell’s Kitchen brings Matt Murdock unexpectedly crashing into her life, while her own journey forever alters the course of his battle against the injustices of this broken city, according to Marvel.

More to come.

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Here is High School Kids’ Favorite Social Media Network—the SMS

Originally posted on Quartz:

What are the most popular social networks, apps, and websites for high schoolers? Niche asked. Seven thousand teenagers answered. Here are the results.

Most popular social networks for high schoolers

I’ve sliced the data to get what I really wanted: One graph comparing daily users across platforms. Social networks and apps are in blue. Websites are in red. Facebook properties are in deep blue. (All caveats about media-use surveys apply.)

Chart showing which social media gets the most daily use

Four observations for the road:

1. Pandora? Pandora! 

I don’t often see Pandora hailed as a Master of Attention quite like other apps that tech writers pay attention to. Maybe it’s because Pandora is the background music—literally—to other activities and apps soaking up most of our attention. But the fact that more teens report have used Pandora than Instagram or Snapchat or iTunes, or Netflix (first graph) is astonishing. The second graph, on daily use, shows that Pandora slightly behind Insta and Snapchat, but still…

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