Thursday, October 25, 2007

A Timeline of Teens and Technology: Presentation for School Psychologists

Amanda Lenhart, of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, presented "A Timeline of Teens and Technology " to the Policy & Advocacy in the Schools meeting of a group of school psychologists in August 2007. According to the presentation, the impact and implications are as follows:

  • Those who have grown up with interactive media want to manipulate, remix, and share content.
  • They expect to be in conversation with others about content- access to an audience
  • Increasingly savvy about what they share, particularly on SNS-protecting privacy
  • Social media is always on, and persistent
  • But teens are still teens-the fundamentals of that time of life are still there.
It is important for educators to keep in mind how rapidly things are changing for their students regarding their creative and social use of the Internet and new technologies.

Link to PowerPoint Presentation

Food for Thought: This video about provides a good overview of computer and on-line privacy and security- if you work with students or if you are a parent, you'll find it useful:
"When I go to U. VA". is from UVA's Responsible Computing effort:

Family, Friends & Community Resources (from the Pew Website)

Parent and Teen Internet Use

Teens and Online Stranger Contact


Teens, Privacy and Online Social Networks

Social Networking Websites and Teens

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