Oct 29, 2019
Kids’ media preferences are changing as new apps and sleeker technology make it easier to stay connected (and be entertained) wherever they go. Just in the past four years, we’ve seen dramatic shifts in online video viewing, smartphone ownership, and more. As kids come into their own, the messages they see in digital media will play an even bigger role in their sense of self, their social awareness, their well-being, and their access to information on everything from politics to the latest viral meme.
May 23, 2017
In our last post we talked about some of the most important ways that our world has changed in recent decades. These changes in technology and how they impacted our world are topics that we don’t think about often. Things change gradually even though technology is innovating at such a fast pace, and this gradual change sometimes makes it more difficult to find these differences. Once we point them out, however, it becomes painfully obvious just how different our world is today than it was 20 or 30 years ago.
May 08, 2017
Put yourself back into elementary or middle school and think about the way the world worked. Think about all of the things that were different: cars, computers, television, fashion, and just about everything else that we grew up knowing has changed. Some people might say these things have changed for the better, and some say they have changed for the worse, but the change itself is undeniable. This change has created a Generation Gap.
Apr 24, 2017
We see it every day: children in elementary and middle school using tablets and smartphones to access apps and games. Often these children are unsupervised while they are using the device, which makes us wonder “who is making sure that child isn’t doing something they shouldn’t be doing?” Hopefully the parents of the children we see in those situations have taken some precautions that we cannot see, like setting restrictions on the device or knowing exactly what apps and games are available on that device at all times, but even the most tech savvy parents struggle with setting those limits.
Apr 10, 2017
SCSafetyNet.org is a resource for families, educators, and law enforcement to learn more about Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship. SCSafetyNet.org is created and moderated by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force through the South Carolina Office of the Attorney General. Our goal is to provide information to all readers that will aid them in their endeavors to embrace technology within their community while also using that technology safely and responsibly.