There is plenty of dire information about kids being online. But dig a little deeper into the data and a different story emerges: Namely that there is some serious good that can come out of your kid’s digital life. Here are the top four findings:
- Teens Use Tech Like Their Parents Used the Telephone: Teenagers’ experience in the mobile world largely parallels rather than supplants their experience in the physical world. Teenagers mostly use mobile devices to communicate with friends they already know offline. They can have bad online experiences, but they are the same sort of bad experiences they have offline. Read more here.
- Electronic books with interactive features help kids better comprehend stories and words (although some of the features distracted them). Read more here.
- Literacy and screen time do NOT have to be at odds. A new book builds a powerful case for harnessing tech to increase literacy and children and teens. Read more here.
- And finally, can you really complain when your teen becomes your very own in-house tech expert? Read more here.