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  • 1. Toddlers & Touch Screens Flickr: JosephB
  • 2. There is NO denying children are exposed totechnology more than ever. Flickr: Andrew Stawarz
  • 3. “In this Web 2.0 world, kids arent just consuming media,theyre creating it and they have collectively embracedsocial media as a part of their lives.” Flickr: Lars Plougmann
  • 4. - As such the lives of children are changing and reaching new heights. Flickr: pierofix
  • 5. TheBabyApps Flickr: courosa
  • 6. Its not uncommon to see a mother or father handing a smart phone to young kids these days, even infants, as a replacement for rattles and pacifiers . Flickr: SparkCBC
  • 7. “It turns out the touch-screen technology is a natural forToddlers — no surprise to parents who have watched youngchildren instinctively reach out to television screensfor their favourite cartoon characters.” Flickr: AxsDeny
  • 8. “Learning to count and recognizing colours, ShApeS, sounds and patterns are all things that can be done on the award-winning Tickle Tap Apps.” Flickr: gnta
  • 9. But is all this exposure totechnology….…harmful? Flickr: christopherhuffman
  • 10. Despite the learning benefits “ the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) still recommends that parents of young children should limit any screen time, including television and computer devices, to no more than 2 hours a day.” Flickr: ToniVC
  • 11. “during preschool years, children aremimicking the behaviors of adults, soparents should be particularly mindfulof their own technology use duringfamily time dinners, playing outside, etc.”- Anne K. Fishel, Ph.D. and Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., in their Psychology Today blog ‘Digital Family’. Flickr: Jason L. Parks
  • 12. “Imaginative play is to digital play as fruits and vegetables are to dessert. A childs diet should have a healthy serving of nutrient rich play."- Anne K. Fishel, Ph.D. and Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., in their Psychology Today blog ‘Digital Family’. Flickr: ingridf_nl
  • 13. Also more children own cell phone than books , “85 %of children own a phone while only73% own booksat home.”–national literacy trust via Sybase Inc. Flickr: martymadrid
  • 14. Could this be the deathof children literacy oran EVOLOUTION? Flickr: adwriter
  • 15. Teaching - ChildrenSexting Bullying & Responsibility Flickr: Spree2010
  • 16. The goal of Common Sense Medias Digital Literacy and Citizenship Initiative is to provide curriculum to help middle school teachers, parents, and kids themselves "raise a generation of responsible, smart, and safe digital citizens." Flickr: jblyberg
  • 17. "Its important that [kids] they understand the importance of recycling mobiles as well as the potential risks, and impact of their own behavior, when using these devices." Flickr: Mike Licht
  • 18. Whether its BULLYING, SEXTING , or just POSTING INFORMATION theymight regret later on, kids sometimes venture forth in the digital world without fully understanding possible CONSQUENCES. Flickr: Sebastian Fritzon
  • 19. Whether its bullying, sexting, or just posting information they might regret later on,kids sometimes venture forth in the digital world without fully understanding possibleconsequences Flickr: Matt Hamm
  • 20. Irregardless parents seem to love it ! Flickr: library_of_congress
  • 21. Mothers have said the camera had become the most importantfunction of the phone, apps to help keep life organized and their kidsentertained had evolved from being unnecessary to essential. Flickr: floridamemory
  • 22. Whats your opinion ? Arewe exploiting children &forcing them to mimic us?Or as we trying to teachthem using all the tools andresource available to us ? Flickr: CakewalkBU3