Embracing children’s online lives

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Digital technology lifestyle of school girl child or student using wireless internet for distance learning application and reading e-book app on mobile ipad smart device multimedia computer tablet

Digital technology lifestyle of school girl child or student using wireless internet for distance learning application and reading e-book app on mobile ipad smart device multimedia computer tablet

Guests: Jordan Shapiro

In his new book, The New Childhood: Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World, JORDAN SHAPIRO refocuses the debate on screen time for children, arguing that connectivity is guiding young people toward a bright and better future. Through his research and writing, Shapiro encourages parents to embrace their children’s online lives as a reality of modern childhood, just as valuable as building blocks, sandboxes and, even the family dinner. He also offers concrete advice and tools for using technology to help kids grow and learn. A member of Temple University’s Intellectual Heritage faculty, Shapiro is a senior fellow with the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, where he does research on how technology impacts childhood.

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