Clearly, what goes around comes around. I used to do homework on the schoolbus (we won’t go into how long ago), and now – since so much homework involves the Internet, apparently – students can now do homework on schoolbuses. IF they’re Wi-Fi-enabled, of course. And the Internet’s presence, interestingly, on the bus seems to be having a calming effect – see “Wi-Fi Turns Rowdy Bus Into Rolling Study Hall” in the New York Times. “Behavioral problems [offline ones, anyway] have virtually disappeared,” it adds, since a school in Vail, Ariz., “mounted a mobile Internet router to bus No. 92′s sheet-metal frame.” Now they’re going to have to train bus drivers in digital citizenship instruction too!
NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- New Facebook policy targets guns, other regulated items
- Google’s new learning tool that learns
- The flap over Talking Angela the chatbot app
- About the worldwide ‘selfie’ phenomenon
- How technology will improve the well-being of young adults
- Calling our children narcissists on ‘a sociopathic scale’: Really!?
- Nothing complicated about this: Read ‘It’s Complicated’!
- Teens’ own (wise) perspectives on life with social media
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- Adults spend 11 hour a day using electronic media
- Smartphones that promise user privacy
- Author danah boyd on why teens and social media are ‘complicated’
- Security experts at RSA decry government hacking
- In defense of Internet safety education
- ‘Neknominate’ is a stupid and potentially deadly online dare game
- Confessions of a binge viewer
- People who suffer from so-called ‘game addiction’ have other problems