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  1. 1. Toddlers & Touch Screens<br />Flickr: JosephB<br />
  2. 2. There is NO denying children are exposed to <br />technology more than ever.<br />Flickr: Andrew Stawarz<br />
  3. 3. “In this Web 2.0 world, kids aren't just consuming media, <br />they're creating it and they have collectively embraced <br />social media as a part of their lives.”<br /><br />Flickr: Lars Plougmann<br />
  4. 4. <ul><li> As such the lives of children are changing </li></ul>and reaching new heights.<br />Flickr: pierofix<br />
  5. 5. The <br />Baby <br />Apps<br />Flickr: courosa<br />
  6. 6. It's not uncommon to see a mother or father handing a smart phoneto young kids these days, even infants, as a replacement for rattles and pacifiers .<br /><br />Flickr: SparkCBC<br />
  7. 7. “It turns out the touch-screen technology is a natural for <br />Toddlers — no surprise to parents who have watched young <br />children instinctively reach out to television screens <br />for their favourite cartoon characters.”<br />Flickr: AxsDeny<br />
  8. 8. “Learning to count and recognizing colours, ShApeS, sounds<br />and patterns are all things that <br />can be done on the award-winning Tickle Tap Apps.”<br /><br />Flickr: gnta<br />
  9. 9. But is all this exposure to technology….<br />…harmful?<br />Flickr: christopherhuffman<br />
  10. 10. Despite the learning benefits “ the American Academy of <br />Pediatrics (AAP) still recommends that parents of young <br />children should limit any screen time, including television and <br />computer devices, to no more than 2 hours a day.”<br /><br />Flickr: ToniVC<br />
  11. 11. “during preschool years, children are <br />mimicking the behaviors of adults, so <br />parents should be particularly mindful <br />of their own technology use during <br />family time dinners, playing outside, etc.”<br />- Anne K. Fishel, Ph.D. and Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., in their Psychology Today blog ‘Digital Family’.<br />Flickr: Jason L. Parks<br />
  12. 12. “Imaginative play is to digital play as fruits <br />and vegetables are to dessert. <br />A child's diet should have a<br />healthy serving of nutrient rich play."<br />- Anne K. Fishel, Ph.D. and Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., in their Psychology Today blog ‘Digital Family’.<br />Flickr: ingridf_nl<br />
  13. 13. Also more children own cell phone than books , “85 % <br />of children own a phone while only <br />73% own books <br />at home.”<br />Flickr: martymadrid<br />–national literacy trust via Sybase Inc.<br />
  14. 14. Could this be thedeath<br />of children literacy or <br />an EVOLOUTION?<br />Flickr: adwriter<br />
  15. 15. Teaching - Children <br />Sexting Bullying & Responsibility<br />Flickr: Spree2010<br />
  16. 16. The goal of Common Sense Media's Digital Literacy and Citizenship Initiative is to<br />provide curriculum to help middle school teachers, parents, and kids themselves<br />"raise a generation of responsible, smart, and safe digital citizens." <br />Flickr: jblyberg<br /><br />
  17. 17. "It's important that [kids] they understand the importance of recycling mobiles as well as the<br />potential risks, and impact of their own behavior, when using these devices."<br />Flickr: Mike Licht<br /><br />
  18. 18. Whether it's BULLYING, SEXTING , or just POSTING INFORMATION they<br />might regret later on, kids sometimes venture forth in the digital world <br />without fully understanding possible CONSQUENCES.<br />Flickr: Sebastian Fritzon<br /><br />
  19. 19. Whether it's bullying, sexting, or just posting information they might regret later on, <br />kids sometimes venture forth in the digital world without fully understanding possible <br />consequences<br />Flickr: Matt Hamm<br /><br />
  20. 20. Irregardless parents seem to love it !<br />Flickr: library_of_congress<br />
  21. 21. Mothers have said the camera had become the most important function of the phone, apps to help keep life organized and their kids entertained had evolved from being unnecessary to essential.<br /><br />Flickr: floridamemory<br />
  22. 22. What's your opinion ? Are we exploiting children & forcing them to mimic us? Or as we trying to teach them using all the tools and resource available to us ?<br />Flickr: CakewalkBU3<br />
  23. 23. Either way, we can all agree<br />Kids holding phones are cute!<br />