Research Roundup April 11th 2012
This week we have some interesting articles lined up about how youth utilize the social media to communicate. Some use the social media to express feelings or a particular state of mind, and research has even showed that also minors under 13 years old are active on Facebook. Are parents questioning their children’s activities in order for them to protect them from cyber predators?
Technology is moving into classrooms as more schools are eliminating policies restricting using mobile devices. Though students must be excited about these new possibilities, are teachers ready to forecast the potential issues when opening up to these great new opportunities? To read more: http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/03/amidst-a-mobile-revolution-in-schools-will-old-teaching-tactics-prevail/
A recent survey shows that out of 1000 parents, 38% of the children with Facebook accounts are 12 years old or younger. The need for parents to supervise their children’s activity becomes even more essential. To read more: http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2012/04/11/minormonitor-surveys-1000-parents-children-facebook-shares-results-realities-parental-con
According to a recent study, research shows that up to 30% of young people may post messages on Facebook that shows a sign of depression. Is this a trend of youth reaching out for help through the internet and the social media today? To read more: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21400639
The hurtful effects of cyber bullying: When teasing and harassment messages are being posted online for everyone to read. To read more: http://my.hsj.org/Schools/Newspaper/tabid/100/view/frontpage/articleid/516912/newspaperid/4938/Cyber_bullies_Dislike.aspx
In the light of the Trayvon Martin case, an in-class discussion about the tragedy will possibly motivate the students into building a better vision of our society. Or has this grown into becoming a politically hot potato? To read more: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/04/09/28carpenter.h31.html?tkn=LNCF07c%2Fb0J1xhfLy8saQjCQaPppzH02iwv2&cmp=clp-sb-ascd