Tech tips for younger kids

From Edutopia, here are some great tips for technology usage and younger kids. It comes from Douglas Rushkoff, the Digital Literacy Advocate from Codecademy, a new online learning platform.

Setting limits on your child’s tech habits won’t leave them behind their peers. It will help them develop even stronger digital skills as they get older…

…”we’re in a position to actively influence the role these technologies have in their lives, create informed media users, and mitigate much of the potentially detrimental social and cognitive effects.”

 

 

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