Commentaries – Staff

Why Kate Winslet is wrong about social media

November 7, 2015

By Maureen Kochan Actress Kate Winslet, who stars in the new film based on the life of Apple founder Steve Jobs, told the Sunday Times in the U.K. that she doesn’t allow her kids to use social media at home.

How educators can talk with students about media literacy

November 2, 2015

By Kerry Gallagher Just over a decade ago a common understanding of the word “literacy” included only the abilities to read and write text. Today, literacy encompasses the abilities to interpret and create media that includes text, but also art, audio, video, animation, and the rest of the infinite possibilities available in a digital age.

North Carolina teens charged under child porn laws

September 21, 2015

by Larry Magid Two North Carolina teens are being tried for manufacturing and possession of child pornography because they have naked pictures of each other on their phones. The teens were 16 at the time which is old enough to be tried as an adult

As ever younger kids go online, how is the family responding?

July 29, 2015

by Sonia Livingstone Tablets beat all other devices in terms of popularity amongst small children. Sonia Livingstone discusses her recent research on uses, skills and the family context of technology users who are yet too young to read or write.
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