Tag: kids and media

by Mark Glaser

Click here to read the whole series As part of our ongoing series on Kids & Media, we had a recent live chat on Twitter with a group of parents to talk about how our kids use media. Special guests included MediaShift managing editor Courtney Lowery Cowgill, Common Sense Media’s Caroline Knorr and PBS Parents’ […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Click here to read the whole series My son Julian was born into a world of screens nine years ago. Being the son of a “mediatwit” means that he was surrounded by screens, small and large. And yet, I’ve tried to moderate his usage the best that I can, limiting him to an hour of […] more »

by Aran Levasseur

Click here to read the whole series “When people learn to play videogames,” according to James Paul Gee, “they are learning a new literacy.” This is one of the reason kids love playing them: They are learning a new interactive language that grants them access to virtual worlds that are filled with intrigue, engagement and […] more »

by Mark Glaser

We’ve all been there before. Whining kids at a grocery store with their dad, they can’t sit still until finally the dad hands over his iPhone, and peace is restored. Kids are growing up with media all around them, from computers to smartphones to tablets to flat-screen TVs. And even in households without as many […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

Click here to read the whole series This week, MediaShift will be running a special series on navigating the relationships between kids and media. Stay tuned all week as we explore topics like this one. Once you have a child old enough to use a remote, the angst begins over how to control access to […] more »