….In studying resilience-related themes.. I found was that opportunities to take chances, take responsibility for others and for yourself, were things that predict positive outcomes for kids growing up under very difficult circumstances. Yet I began to see the very same things that we know help kids get through tough situations, were actually being _denied_ kids who were in very, very good living situations, in very, very safe environments at home and in the community.
Michael Ungar, author of Too Safe For Their Own Good

Are Kids Different Because of Digital Media?

Thu, 03/13/2008 - 15:01 -- admin

The MacArthur Foundation (USA) launched a $50 million initiative in 2006 to help determine how digital technologies are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. The foundation asserts that the answers are critical to developing educational and other social institutions that can meet the needs of this and future generations.

More information on [[http://www.digitallearning.macfound.org| The MacArthur Foundation website]].

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