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Coachella Valley High School math teacher Eddie Simoneau uses iPads with his students.
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November 1, 2013 As more school districts roll out tablet computers to students, they're debating how much to restrict access to certain websites and games. Some districts shut down wide parts of the Internet, but others are trying to take a more nuanced approach.
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The Ask.fm website has been linked to two bullying cases that led to suicides.
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October 29, 2013 For parents of teens in the fast-changing social media landscape, which includes sites such as Ask.fm, it can be tough to figure out the balance between giving your children freedom and protecting them from danger. That dilemma was illustrated by the suicide of a 12-year-old Florida girl who reportedly was cyberbullied.
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Among families with children age 8 and under, ownership of tablet devices has jumped fivefold since 2011, reports the nonprofit Common Sense Media.
October 29, 2013 NPR readers wrote in to share how they're dealing with the technology tension in modern parenting — raising technologically adept kids without making them technologically dependent.
Austin Newman, 10, of Menlo Park, Calif., is not allowed to play video games during the school week. His mother, Michelle DeWolf, says she had to take that step to keep her son focused on his homework during the week.
October 29, 2013 Some parents say their children are addicted to video games, but it's no accident that kids can get lost in them. Game developers are studying gamers' actions as they play in order to make the games more compelling — and lucrative.
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October 28, 2013 Our children these days might be called digital natives, kids who grow up surrounded by and immersed in digital media. How does that affect childhood? How might it affect their adulthood? This week All Tech Considered kicks off a week of stories about kids and technology.
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Eva Hu-Stiles virtually interacts with her grandmother. iPad assist by Elise Hu-Stiles.
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October 28, 2013 Researchers are still learning about the effects of touch-screens on kids. But scientists say that certain kinds of screen time, involving interaction with other people, can help youngsters learn.
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This week, we'll explore the touch-screen generation.
October 28, 2013 From infants to almost independent teens — technology is transforming how kids grow up and how parents raise them. This week, we are going on a ride through a digital childhood. Send us your questions and thoughts.
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