Parenting in a Digital World


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Parenting in a Digital World

  1. 1. PG PARENTAL GUIDANCE ADVISEDdigital media & child developmentPresentation by: Erin Sugar
  2. 2. Digital Natives  “the first generations of childrengrowingup fluent in the language of computers, videos games, andother technologies.”– Marx Prensky            Source:  Hanna  Rosen                Photo:  Pim  Fijneman    
  3. 3. “As technology becomes ubiquitous in our lives,American parents are becoming MORE, not less,wary of what it might be doing to their children.”Source: Hanna Rosen Photo: Andrew Becraft
  4. 4. “Children between the ages of two and 18 spendan average of almost five-and-a-half hours a day athome watching television, playing video games,surfing the Web or using some other form of media.”Source: Rebecca A. Clay Photo: LaserGuided (flickr)
  5. 5. “By 2010, two thirds of children ages 4 to 7 had used an iPhone.”Source: Hanna Rosen Photo: Gonzalo Baeza
  6. 6. Children canlearn bothPOSITIVE andNEGATIVEbehaviours fromtechnology…
  7. 7. TECH & LEARNINGInstructors praise the iPad for its appswhich “teach and reinforcefundamental literacy concepts andskills, are engaging, interactive andprovide children with immediatefeedback.”TECH & LEARNINGPhoto: Thomas HawsSource:Jillian
  8. 8. present  a  hard  to  grasp  connec8on  between  what  ishappening on  the  screen  and  what  the  child  is  performing  with  their  mouse.  Source: Hanna Rosen Photo: Keef AndrewComputers onthe otherhand…  
  9. 9.              Photo:  Keef  andrew  “The connectionbetween touch andscreen when using theiPad is obvious…the child swipes andsomething immediatelyhappens.”Source:  Hanna  Rosen  
  10. 10. “Kindergartner students using iPads scored better on literacytests than students that didn’t use the device.”According to a recentresearch study conducted inAuburn Maine  Source:  Jillian  Photo  :  Brendan  Lynch    
  11. 11. “The math scores of students using iPads jumped 20 percentcompared with classrooms that used traditional papertextbooks.”According to a pilot programin California.  Source: Joe Aimonetti Photo: Yutaka Tsutano
  12. 12. “Roughly 75 percent of 2,462 teachers surveyed said thatthe Internet and search engines had a “mostly positive”impact on student research skills.”Source: Matt Richtel Photo: Zane HollingsworthAccording to asurvey of teachers,many reported“technology couldbe a usefuleducational tool.”
  13. 13. Parenthood  fears  “On the one hand, parents want their children to swimexpertly in the digital stream that they will have to navigateall their lives; on the other hand, they fear that too muchdigital media, too early, will sink them.”Source: Hanna Rosen Photo: Kat Kauer
  14. 14. Parents fear that frequent screen time willhave brain numbing effects such as…Photo by: Hurleygurley (flickr)
  15. 15. The  “ZOMBIEEFFECT”
  16. 16. Children become glued to the screen, unable totear their eyes away from what they are viewingand become unresponsive to vocal cues.ZOMBIE EFFECT:Source: Hanna Rosen Photo: Jeremy Fernsler
  17. 17. Photo: Tony TranParents worry their children will no longer play outdoors, butwill be inside their faces inches from the screen…
  18. 18. Fearing a correlation between technologyuse and laziness.Photo: LaurenceSimon
  19. 19. Source: Matt Richtel Photo: Nick PerlaAccording to two surveys of teachers,“students’ constant use of digitaltechnology is hampering their attentionspans…and ability to persevere in the faceof challenging tasks.”
  20. 20. “Spending time withdevices instead ofinteracting with peoplemay hindercommunication skills.”Source: Nick Bilton Photo by: George Eastman House (flickr)
  21. 21. “Children who do notlearn REALINTERACTIONS, whichoften have flaws andimperfections, willcome to know a worldwhere perfect, shinyscreens give them aFALSE sense ofintimacy without risk.”Source: Nick BiltonPhoto: Thomas Hawk
  22. 22. Despite these concerns, parents may use technology to theiradvantage…Photo: Lisa RosarioSource: Hanna Rosen
  23. 23. “PASS-BACK EFFECT”parents deny and give theirtechnological devices totheir children in order topacify them.Source: Hanna Rosen Photo: Thomas (flickr)
  24. 24. effects of digitalmedia andchildhooddevelopment?So what exactly are the GOOD, the BAD,& the UGLY  Photo: Andrew Becraft
  25. 25. Photo:Margot  Trudell  Truth is, we’re still figuring them out.
  26. 26. But what we do knowis that like any otheraddictive activity…Everything is safer inmoderation.Photo: Jenny Downing
  27. 27. Verdict?  Parents must BALANCE their childs technology use withsocial interaction in the real world.VERDICT:Photo:SalFalko (flickr)
  28. 28. SOURCES•  hGp://­‐makes-­‐kindergarteners-­‐smarter/  •  hGp://­‐31747_7-­‐57363113-­‐243/ipads-­‐in-­‐classroom-­‐provide-­‐20-­‐percent-­‐jump-­‐in-­‐math-­‐scores-­‐study-­‐says/?part=rss&subj=latest-­‐news&tag=8tle  •  hGp://­‐what-­‐does-­‐a-­‐tablet-­‐do-­‐to-­‐the-­‐childs-­‐mind/  •  hGp://­‐touch-­‐screen-­‐genera8on/309250/3/  •  hGp://  •  hGp://­‐is-­‐changing-­‐how-­‐students-­‐learn-­‐teachers-­‐say.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1368820917-­‐fikxbNMk6/eC76pDE/6lLA