AIF 2014 Kids these days

Parental anxiety is one of the things I see having huge stress factors for kids.

Danah Boyd Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research; Founder, Data and Society Re...
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Kids These Days: Technology and Culture in American Life

Kids These Days: Technology and Culture in American Life

Show Notes

What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? Youth culture and technology expert Danah Boyd talks with The Atlantic’s Hanna Rosin about what Boyd sees as the major myths regarding teens’ use of social media, exploring tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying. Boyd argues that society fails kids when paternalism and protectionism hinder their ability to become informed, thoughtful, and engaged citizens through their online interactions. How will emerging technologies continue to impact a new generation of Americans?


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