[FoRK] Children and digital/computer medium

SK sk.list at gmail.com
Fri Dec 6 06:40:55 PST 2013


A friend pointed to this cover story in Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/04/the-touch-screen-generation/309250/

-skn


On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 3:05 PM, SK <sk.list at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Having two kids aged 3 and 1 I am increasingly getting anxious about the
> right way to introduce them to electronic/computer medium.
>
> My 3 year old (almost 4 actually) is already introduced to iPad but is
> restricted to about 2 hours of screen time (TV/iPad) per week and never in
> a bulk of more than 30 minutes. I did this more intuitively than through
> any logical reasoning.
>
> However, when I look at the road ahead, I am vexed by questions to which I
> have no answers, questions like:
>
> - what is the max screen time that is actually OK?
> - is it OK to reduce this to zero (assuming my angels do not scream her
> head off)
> - what is the good age to expose them to a computer?
> - what is a good age to explain concepts about computing?
> - Is TV better or iPad better for allocated screen time:
> big-screen/small-screen vs. sedative/involved balance
>  and many more.
>
> Does any of you know of good books/research/theories in this area? I would
> appreciate any pointers.
>
> Thanks,
> skn
>


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