The Atlantic Gives ‘Generation I’ the Cover Treatment

Kudos to The Atlantic on its cover story regarding young children—even toddlers— spending more and more time with digital technology and what it means for their development.
Hanna Rosin does a fantastic job of laying out the conundrum many parents now face – the neurosis of our age, she says, “as technology becomes ubiquitous in our lives, American parents are becoming more, not less, wary of what it might be doing to their children…On the one hand, parents want their children to swim expertly in the digital stream that they will have to navigate all their lives; on the other hand, they fear that too much digital media, too early, will sink them…To date, no body of research has definitively proved that the iPad will make your preschooler smarter or teach her to speak Chinese, or alternatively that it will rust her neural circuitry—the device has been out for only three years, not much more than the time it takes some academics to find funding and gather research subjects. So what’s a parent to do?”
FYI – within the article, check out the embedded video featuring an interview with Rosin on how children use iPads.

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