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Posted on 13. Mar, 2013 by lynette.
This is a story about Apple and a group of angry parents whose kids did something they shouldn’t have.
It involves allegedly deceptive marketing practices, app-loving minors, parents who can afford to let their kids have or use Apple devices, and a class-action lawsuit against one of the most cash rich companies in the world.
Posted on 05. Feb, 2013 by lynette.
For the last 3 years, we’ve been asking young people across the US and Canada to tell us in 2 minutes or less their stories about safe, responsible technology use. They’ve responded with enthusiasm and creativity; they’ve entertained and moved us.
Our contest themes have varied each year. As a result we’ve seen a wide range of entries: how social networks are used, how cell phones are misused, or how bullying makes people feel and act, for better or worse.
This fourth time around, we’re sticking to the format that’s worked so well so far. We hope to again see some inventive storytelling on film. We’d like contestants to continue using social media to spread their message. And we’re ready to give out some very big cash prizes again.
But this year, we’ve changed a few things – hopefully for the better.
Posted on 27. Jan, 2013 by lynette.
Kids spend a lot of time online, and the information they post – and even the information they don’t post such as where they click, what they like, what they’re searching for – is valuable data to organizations who want to sell them something.
Whether they know it or not, in a single day, kids who use social networks and mobile devices are sharing lots of data that can be used to create and deliver very targeted advertising to them. Here’s a look at part of a teen’s day, the digital trail they’re leaving, and what you can do to help kids protect their privacy.
Posted on 31. Jul, 2012 by lynette.
It is safe to assume that our schools will most certainly be wired for improving learning and teaching, if not today, then soon. We expect and should continue to expect that obtaining the tools of technology are not the end, but a means to helping our kids learn the skills that will propel them into jobs and careers that will later benefit themselves and society.
But I challenge the assumption that the job of teaching kids to be good citizens of the Internet is solely within the purview of schools. Parents are most often the first to introduce kids to technology. Kids are also able to connect online both at home and at school, but increasingly in the places in between. This is largely driven by the rise of mobile devices in more and younger hands, without adult supervision. So a community approach to teaching kids to think critically on their own about what they are saying, doing, and sharing online is more important than ever.