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CMRubinWorld Explores the Effect of the Digital Age on Childhood

A blog post from CMRubinWorld, “The Global Search for Education: Are the Kids Doing Well in the Digital Age?” by C.M. Rubin, features an interview with Tracey Burns, author of a new Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report, “Educating 21st-Century Children: Emotional Well-Being in the Digital Age.”

When asked the pros and cons of digital technology for children, Burns says the following:

Young people today use digital tools to create content and socialize; to play, communicate and learn; and to work and share. Yet despite the many advantages of being online, the reality is that all digitally engaged children are exposed to cyber risks. These include consumer content-related risks such as online fraud and marketing and harmful content.  In addition, there are contact risks such as online predators, cyber-bullying and sexting, and privacy-related risks such as privacy breaches and identity theft. Children are increasingly required to navigate ambiguity, reconcile conflicting viewpoints and identify fake or misleading online content. The key is to strike the right balance between empowering children to take advantage of the digital world while also protecting them from potential risks.

For the rest of the interview, read the blog post.



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