Total Gadget Immersion – The New Nanny – Infographic

Gadgets such as smartphones and tablets are becoming more and more embedded in kids’ lives. From middle schoolers with smartphones to babies who are comfortable with an iPad but can’t work a magazine, many children today grow up as true digital natives. And parents are catching on that gadgets can help control and distract their little rugrats.

According to one study, nearly a quarter of parents have given their kid a smartphone, iPod or iPad to keep them busy while they take care of business. Nearly 40% of kids aged eight and under have used tablets or smartphones in some capacity. And tablet usage by kids aged 12 and under rose nearly 10 percent from last summer to fall, according to another survey…Read More

Source: Schools.com, Mashable.com

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3 Responses

  1. Reblogged this on E-skills4Future – stories about e-skills and commented:
    A very interesting infographic about the new generation of kids. Do you consider yourself a digital native?

    • V. says:

      Not at all. I am too old to be a “digital native”. But I adopted the skills and knowledge and use it in combination with “real world skills”.

      • I don’t know your age, but I think in general that it’s great when “older” people try to keep up with new technologies and don’t let themselves be left behind.

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