Should we blame the media?

The NY Times using nearly all anecdotal evidence based on one child, says the media may be responsible for poor grades and lack of focus.

Don Tapscott rebutes this argument and cites much research.

This is such an interesting example of how even a respected newspaper like the NY Times can flame the fire.  I can’t say agree with everything that Tapscott says, for example he says that ” Time spent online is not coming at the expense of less time hanging out with friends; it’s less time watching television.” and this is not factual.  Indeed, children spend more time watching TV than anything other media according to Kaiser and Nielsen, it’s just they watch it on many different platforms.  But he does make some really interesting and important points.

First posted on parenting in the digital age.


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