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Digital Citizenship Guide for Parents

Learn how we can model good digital citizenship at home by reading this guide.

What is Digital Citizenship? Digital Citizenship is a buzzword in education circles and refers to how we should use technology and social media in a way that contributes to the good of society, others, and ourselves. Just as we teach children how to be good citizens of the United States by exploring topics like voting…
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Is Technology Harming Us? Tristan Harris Wants to Help

Tristan Harris is animated by the question of how 21st century technology is affecting us.

The Atlantic magazine has called Tristan Harris “the closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience” for his work as the former Design Ethicist at Google. Harris is animated by the question of how 21st century technology is affecting us, and he created the Center for Humane Technology in the hopes of “reversing the digital…
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Ethical Algorithms | How Should Technology Work?

Until recently, we haven’t tended to think of the ethical significance of the algorithms we rely on as a society.

What Are Algorithms? Algorithms are the invisible track guiding our interactions with technology and social media. These algorithms are often really helpful: Google Assistant relies on algorithms that can track payment calendars to remind me when my credit card balance is due. Other times we question the algorithm; when Facebook’s newsfeed starts getting clogged with…
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What Does It Mean to Be a “Tech-Wise” Family?

Andy Crouch’s latest book, The Tech-Wise Family, is filled with practical insights and advice about how technology is used in families.

A 2018 Pew Research Center survey has found that parents think teens spend too much time on their phones, and teens agree. The Atlantic reports: Fifty-four percent of the roughly 750 13-to-17-year-olds surveyed said they spend too much time absorbed in their phones, and 65 percent of parents said the same of their kids’ device…
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