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Toddlers and Touch Screens


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Toddlers and Touch Screens

  1. 1. Toddlers & Touch Screens Flickr: JosephB
  2. 2. There is NO denying children are exposed totechnology more than ever. Flickr: Andrew Stawarz
  3. 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. 4. - As such the lives of children are changing and reaching new heights. Flickr: pierofix
  5. 5. TheBabyApps Flickr: courosa
  6. 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. 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. 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. 9. But is all this exposure totechnology….…harmful? Flickr: christopherhuffman
  10. 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. 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. 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. 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. 14. Could this be the deathof children literacy oran EVOLOUTION? Flickr: adwriter
  15. 15. Teaching - ChildrenSexting Bullying & Responsibility Flickr: Spree2010
  16. 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. 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. 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. 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. 20. Irregardless parents seem to love it ! Flickr: library_of_congress
  21. 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. 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