Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Do Selfies Make Students Feel Like They Need T

I read Common Sense Media's articleWhen Selfie-Improvement Apps Go Too Far: A generation of kids is growing up feeling like they always have to be camera-ready by Kelly Schryver.

Our current generation is growing up with a lot more challenges than I did. The computer and phone allow them to be constantly connected to the web. They are viewing edited pictures and videos of young teens and probably comparing themselves to them.
While I was growing up, we did the same thing with magazines. What's the difference? It's the constant connection to the web and the constant stream of media that bothers me.

Children need to do more than just use the Internet - sports, spending time with friends, doing things they enjoy and even reading needs to have a place in their lives as well.

Lessons which remind them that the Internet is just a land of Photoshopped pictures is important too. 



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