Monday, March 15, 2010

Digital technology's impact on kids

Do you ever wonder how all the time kids spend with being digitally connected is affecting their development? A lot of other people are also trying to figure this out.

The PBS Frontline special digital_nation: life on the virtual frontier provides an excellent overview of what is currently known. The entire 90 minute show is available for viewing online.

They look at a range of information from researchers who are studying the effects of multi-tasking to rehab centers in South Korea which are helping kids addicted to the internet. This show presents some fascinating data about how our children are being effected by their digital world.

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