Tag: kids and technology

by Audrey Watters

Last spring, there was a minor outcry when the Auburn School District in Maine announced that it would be piloting a one-to-one iPad program with its kindergarteners. Part of the uproar involved the cost of the program — some $200,000. But much of it involved the notion that somehow young children should not be exposed [...] more »

by Chris Pursell

Click here to read the whole series With recent news that the Nintendo 3DS can now stream videos via Netflix, and iPhones becoming a regular accessory in schools, a world of content has now shifted to the fingertips of youth. But the influx of technology and access to the content have raised concerns over how [...] more »

by Laura Lewis Brown

Click here to read the whole series This week on MediaShift, we’re running a special series exploring the relationship between kids and media. The following piece comes from our partners at PBS Parents. From the time they can grasp an object in their hands, children reach for electronic gadgets of all kinds, particularly our cell [...] more »

by Aran Levasseur

Click here to read the whole series “When people learn to play videogames,” according to James Paul Gee, “they are learning a new literacy.” This is one of the reason kids love playing them: They are learning a new interactive language that grants them access to virtual worlds that are filled with intrigue, engagement and [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

We’ve all been there before. Whining kids at a grocery store with their dad, they can’t sit still until finally the dad hands over his iPhone, and peace is restored. Kids are growing up with media all around them, from computers to smartphones to tablets to flat-screen TVs. And even in households without as many [...] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

Click here to read the whole series This week, MediaShift will be running a special series on navigating the relationships between kids and media. Stay tuned all week as we explore topics like this one. Once you have a child old enough to use a remote, the angst begins over how to control access to [...] more »

by Tina Barseghian

Click here to read the whole series This week, MediaShift will be running a special series on navigating the relationships between kids and media. Stay tuned all week as we explore topics like this one. When it comes to videogames and apps, what’s a parent to do? On one hand, we’re bombarded with messages about [...] more »