This web site supports Dr. Russell Sabella's work on educating children, parents, educators and other stake holders about the responsible use of technology. Included in these pages you will find helpful resources, lesson plans, links, and more.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
“Send this Instead” app empowers kids
The “Send this Instead” app empowers kids giving them a voice when they are under pressure to send intimate images of themselves online. http://sendthisinstead.com/?page_id=76
Monday, July 7, 2014
Study finds 'sexting' linked to sex in middle school | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
Middle school students who send sexually explicit text messages and photos to one another are more likely to have sex than those who don’t “sext,” a new study finds
A survey of young teens in Los Angeles found that 40% who’d sent explicit messages or photos said they’d been sexually active compared to just 5% of other kids with cellphones that could display text messages
“The surprise is that for younger kids -- 11- to 13-year-olds -- sexting is not an alternative to real-life sexual activity. It’s actually a part of it,” said study author Eric Rice, an assistant professor at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Moral Combat: Do Violent Video Games Make Us Reflect On Morality?
Scholars have long debated whether playing violent video games can produce antisocial behaviors in players. Evidence has been mixed, at best, and often controversial. And youth violence has been steadily declining for decades in the United States despite the widespread proliferation of video games. A new study may help us understand why we're not seeing antisocial behaviors in-game translate to the real world. Rather than making players consider aggressive acts, such games may actually nudge them to think more morally.
Read more here.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Will work for internet access: What do you think?
What do you think about this. Will kids find another way around getting access? Will they resent the system? Or, will this replace money as an allowance and help kids to stay focused on their responsibilities? Could it also be that internet access is a basic necessity these days like food, water, and shelter, and should not be used as a reward? Comment below:
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