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Screen Time, Comics, TV, and Children

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Cathy Davidson has been writing about the cultural shifts that come with new forms of digital connection and creation (Howard Rheingold mentions her in Chapter 1) , teaching very creative courses, working on building HASTAC: the Humanities, Arts, Science and Techology Alliance and Collaboratory -- a great resource for higher ed.

It was one of those serendipitous moments when, after some conversations about children and parenting last night in class that continued digitally this morning, this new essay from Davidson came across Twitter just now.  

I appreciate that she's stepping back from the good/bad binary, that she's offering some historical perspective, and especially like that she asks us to consider very different questions than "is technology good or bad for kids?".  

(Davidson was at UWB a few years ago, meeting with faculty and she then gave a major lecture down at UWS.  

Does the comparision of comics and screens work?  Why or why not?



Resources for "children's safe and empowering use of the internet"

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Sonia Livingstone's group in London is doing excellent research on children's use of the internet around the world.   They've just posted this excellent guide to free and accessible resources for parents, teachers, or anyone who want to help children balance the opportunities and risks of connected learning and play.


I know a lot of parents in my networks who would love to get this list, so I'll be posting widely today.