Connected technologies are core to young people’s lives but assumptions about “digital natives” often overestimate their digital literacy skills.
We assume that navigation and search are second nature whereas, in truth, they are often unsure how to change settings and scared of unintended consequences. Many parents feel lost in these new arenas and uneasy about allowing kids to fully engage
What does media literacy mean in this fast changing mediated and networked world?
How can digital tools and content contribute amongst the many other elements that frame children's learning?
Does digital participation enable young people to understand their rights and responsibilities, or help them develop skills they'll need as future citizens? How can digital technologies connect peers and strengthen connections between learners and adults?
Sonia will propose that a more realistic understanding of kids’ digital behaviour would inform the development of better frameworks that could both protect and nurture.
A longer version of this talk can be found here — http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/27219/