Time to time I like to present you some books that can help us as teachers or care givers, even as parents to raise the new generations.
I did it on Ah! Les Jeunes, Joy Sorman & François Bégaudeau (French, 2010), Generation Internet, John Palfrey (English, 2009) Le Bavardage, Florence Ehnuel (French, 2012) and other.
Today, I would like to present The Parent App: Understanding Families in the Digital Age by Dr. Lynn Schofield, a researcher at the University of Denver, in the field of the 'dramatic' changes (I really prefer to talk about the changes) in digital and mobile media era in Education
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Raising children in a "dotcom world" (I like this definition), points us how young people and their parents and teachers (why not?) are navigating a decade where digital and mobile media are changing our relationships and our societies.
Digital and mobile media offer new opportunities for connection as well as new causes for concern.
How should parents, teachers, caregivers, and other concerned adults respond to the new dilemmas that these media bring into our lives?
Based on more than 10 years of research with young people and those who care about them, this book draws and expands upon how teens and pre-teens are using digital media to tell stories about themselves and connect with peers. She also examines how parents are attempting to make sense of media-generated challenges - everything from eyebrow-raising content to cyber-harassment on social networking sites.
"Ninety-five percent of American kids have Internet access by age 11; the average number of texts a teenager sends each month is well over 3,000. More families report that technology makes life with children more challenging, not less, as parents today struggle with questions previous generations never faced: Is my thirteen-year-old responsible enough for a Facebook page? What will happen if I give my nine year-old a cell phone? "
Not only the American kids. All kids in developed countries have Internet access or use a cell phone or have a page on Facebook.
More than that, young students use the Internet in the classroom and use their smartphones or tablets to study at school or at home.