Teens and tech: what happens when students give up smartphones?

The Guardian – Erin Cotter “A recent report by Childwise found that children aged five to 16 spend an average of six and a half hours a day in front of a screen, more than twice as much as they did 20 years ago…So what happens when you ask a group of...

In Congress, New Attention To Student-Privacy Fears

NPR – Anya Kamenetz “Several efforts in Washington are converging on the sensitive question of how best to safeguard the information software programs are gathering on students. A proposed Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015 is...

When Combating the Bully, Our Hands Aren’t Tied

The Huffington Post – Lain Hensley “As a part of growing up, most of us have experienced bullying either directly or indirectly. And despite our efforts to build awareness, today bullying still persists. As a society, we have to not only work to eradicate...

Unhealthy, excessive tech use affecting kids’ health

The Times of India – Staff Writer ” Instances of conflicts between parents and their tech-obsessed wards, poor social interaction and worsening of basic skills are some of the consequences of addiction to and excessive use of technology among children in...

UK Survey Shows One in Seven Kids Participate in Online Bullying

Education News – Kristin Decarr “A new survey has found that one fifth of secondary students have taken part in online bullying, with teenage boys being more likely to have done so than girls. The survey, released in conjunction with Safer Internet Day,...