Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Youth technology use study

A new study examines how US tweens and teens are using technology in schools, and how they feel about those experiences. Although 78 percent of students own cell phones—47 percent of which are smartphones—students still face a wide variety of policies restricting mobile usage in schools, which students report as frustrating. Students also express frustration with schools’ limited WiFi access, problems with Internet filtering, privacy concerns as more and more schools aim to monitor students’ online activity, and some schools’ push to embrace tablet computers.
Cortesi, S. et al. (2014). Youth Perspectives on Tech in Schools: From Mobile Devices to Restrictions and Monitoring. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University.

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