The New Definition of an Ideal ChildhoodBy Alexandra RossImage by Gil Garcia
The first generationof digital nativesare consumingtechnology at analarming rate.Image by TF28
Since the iPad was released in 2010it took just 2.5 years to sell 100 million copies.Image by bangdoll
A study in 2011 reported 52% of 0-8 years oldshave access to smartphones,video iPods, iPads, or similar devices.Image by B...
These childrenhave a naturalintuition ofhow to usethese devices,far surpassingtheir “digitalimmigrant”parents’understandin...
Touch-screens have enthralled even the youngesttoddlers, as there is no connection between mouseand screen that needs to b...
A child’s “hands are a naturalextension of their thoughts.”–Hanna RosinImage by KetWorks
This generation is growing up digitally literate,a skill that society has deemed extremely valuable.Image by Brad Flickinger
Image by
The benefits and drawbacks of childrenusing tablets are widely debated.Image by winnifredxoxo
There have been no long termstudies done on the effects oftablet use on children.Image by Scott Akerman
“Every new mediumhas, within a shorttime of itsintroduction,been condemnedas a threat toyoung people.”–Hanna RosinImage by...
There are concerns about attention spans,exposure to violence, a sedentary lifestyle, and alack of communication skills, j...
We have a romanticized viewof a perfect childhood, one spentconstantly outdoors playing.Image by jt_takeuchi
However it isoutdated, asmost of us didnot experiencethat type ofchildhood either.Image by Tracy Law
Our generation grew upwith television, and tosome extent computers.Image by John Allman Dayrit
Parents are often criticised forpacifying their children with screens.Image by Brad Flickinger
In publicrestaurants, childrenwho are engaged withascreen insteadof in conversationare judged.Image by Christopher Peplin
Yet we spent our childhooddrawing on place mats in restaurants,not necessarily engaged.Image by josquin2000
Are puzzles any less valuable on a screen?Image by Lotte Ch
There are currently over90000 “educational” apps availablejust for iOS alone.Image by Daniel Go
Many experts believe this is the only typeof app that has any value for children.Image by Intel Free Press
Since when does every experiencein our childhood have to beexplicitly educational?Image by Brynja Eldon
Snakes and Ladders is not deemed an“educational” board game, yet no one wouldquestion its value in a childhood, or thatchi...
It may be timewe update ourview of a perfectchildhood.Image by Minxlj
Or maybe we should take someadvice from the Greeks…“Everything in moderation.”Image by David Amsler
Image by pareeericaSources• http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/apple-100-million-ipads-sold-1C6619845• http://www.commonsen...
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  • The New Ideal Childhood

    1. 1. The New Definition of an Ideal ChildhoodBy Alexandra RossImage by Gil Garcia
    2. 2. The first generationof digital nativesare consumingtechnology at analarming rate.Image by TF28
    3. 3. Since the iPad was released in 2010it took just 2.5 years to sell 100 million copies.Image by bangdoll
    4. 4. A study in 2011 reported 52% of 0-8 years oldshave access to smartphones,video iPods, iPads, or similar devices.Image by Brad Flickinger
    5. 5. These childrenhave a naturalintuition ofhow to usethese devices,far surpassingtheir “digitalimmigrant”parents’understanding.Image by Brad Flickinger
    6. 6. Touch-screens have enthralled even the youngesttoddlers, as there is no connection between mouseand screen that needs to be understood.Image by Wayan Vota
    7. 7. A child’s “hands are a naturalextension of their thoughts.”–Hanna RosinImage by KetWorks
    8. 8. This generation is growing up digitally literate,a skill that society has deemed extremely valuable.Image by Brad Flickinger
    9. 9. Image by
    10. 10. The benefits and drawbacks of childrenusing tablets are widely debated.Image by winnifredxoxo
    11. 11. There have been no long termstudies done on the effects oftablet use on children.Image by Scott Akerman
    12. 12. “Every new mediumhas, within a shorttime of itsintroduction,been condemnedas a threat toyoung people.”–Hanna RosinImage by *Vintage Fairytale*
    13. 13. There are concerns about attention spans,exposure to violence, a sedentary lifestyle, and alack of communication skills, just to name a few.Image by Emory Maiden
    14. 14. We have a romanticized viewof a perfect childhood, one spentconstantly outdoors playing.Image by jt_takeuchi
    15. 15. However it isoutdated, asmost of us didnot experiencethat type ofchildhood either.Image by Tracy Law
    16. 16. Our generation grew upwith television, and tosome extent computers.Image by John Allman Dayrit
    17. 17. Parents are often criticised forpacifying their children with screens.Image by Brad Flickinger
    18. 18. In publicrestaurants, childrenwho are engaged withascreen insteadof in conversationare judged.Image by Christopher Peplin
    19. 19. Yet we spent our childhooddrawing on place mats in restaurants,not necessarily engaged.Image by josquin2000
    20. 20. Are puzzles any less valuable on a screen?Image by Lotte Ch
    21. 21. There are currently over90000 “educational” apps availablejust for iOS alone.Image by Daniel Go
    22. 22. Many experts believe this is the only typeof app that has any value for children.Image by Intel Free Press
    23. 23. Since when does every experiencein our childhood have to beexplicitly educational?Image by Brynja Eldon
    24. 24. Snakes and Ladders is not deemed an“educational” board game, yet no one wouldquestion its value in a childhood, or thatchildren will learn from playing it.Image by Sezzles
    25. 25. It may be timewe update ourview of a perfectchildhood.Image by Minxlj
    26. 26. Or maybe we should take someadvice from the Greeks…“Everything in moderation.”Image by David Amsler
    27. 27. Image by pareeericaSources• http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/apple-100-million-ipads-sold-1C6619845• http://www.commonsensemedia.org/about-us/news/press-releases/common-sense-media-research-documents-media-use-among-infants-toddlers-• http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/04/the-touch-screen-generation/309250/?single_page=true• http://www.csep.ca/CMFiles/Guidelines/CanadianSedentaryGuidelinesStatements_E_2012.pdf• http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/04/the-touch-screen-generation/309250/?single_page=true• http://148apps.biz/app-store-metrics/• http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/01/education/technology-is-changing-how-students-learn-teachers-say.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1368383095-wWofpIx3Ke2/eBeS+XHrpA• http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/31/disruptions-what-does-a-tablet-do-to-the-childs-mind/• http://proquestcombo.safaribooksonline.com.proxy.queensu.ca/book/programming/mobile/9780080954097/how-mobile-technologies-are-changing-the-way-children-learn/ch01lev1sec2• Shillady, A., & Parikh, M. (2012). New Tools and Strategies for Teachers andLearners. YC: Young Children, 67(3), 10-12.
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