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dlr5288
dlr5288
12/31/2016 4:42:39 PM
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Re: Reading
It is very interesting how kids are more into their phones than television. But I can see why. I sometimes just use tv as background noise and just focus on my phone.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
12/31/2016 3:00:00 PM
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Re: Kids with Online Video
I thought I was the only one that thought that! And it's so weird but it's true! Sometimes they sound smarter because of the accents

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srufolo1
srufolo1
11/30/2016 9:22:20 PM
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Re: Reading
Yes, true, to me that was the one bright spot of the survey and I was heartened to see that reading is still a pasttime of children. Wonder if they're reading print books or on a Kindle. Guess it doesn't matter. But I hope it's not because teachers are requiring them to do so. I hope it's because they genuinely like reading!

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faryl
faryl
11/30/2016 5:34:48 PM
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Re: Kids with Online Video
I know this is dumb, but British kids always sound smarter to me because of their accents =)

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faryl
faryl
11/30/2016 5:33:20 PM
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Re: Kids with Online Video
I can see how phones for kids become a practical necessity - for coordinating rides, checking in, etc.  - but I think it's odd not to set the same types of boundaries we had as kids for landline and TV usage.

No calls (or texting) or watching TV during dinner, homework first, lights out at a certain time - they all seem to be ways to benefit from current technology without it interfering with quality family time.

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faryl
faryl
11/30/2016 5:30:19 PM
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Re: Netflix
I agree that moderation is key.

As you mentioned with the precocious child...content matters too.

No one has issues with kids reading books, but call it "screen time" and kindle use gets clumped in with playing pokeman.  If kids are watching videos that help educate and enhance their understanding of the world, I don't think that's any worse than reading a book.

I'd rather a kid spend time using some multi-media, interactive way of learning online instead of having them passively stare at a tv.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/30/2016 1:57:50 PM
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Reading
It's also worth noting that reading hasn't died out entirely: Another study from Ofcom found that reading is still a popular activity among primary school children, rating higher than instant messaging, watching music videos and online video clips. The study found that about 20% of children between six and 11 read in the evenings.


It is really nice to see the trend with reading. But unfortunately I noticed that this trend may decline as kids grow little older. Especially teenage is when they start inclining towards gadgets. Peer pressure could be one key reason. Atleast it was for my teenager. 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/30/2016 1:51:20 PM
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Encouraging Trend
The study also found that approximately two-thirds of parents of 12- to 15-year-olds believe their child has a "good balance" between digital and other activities.


This is very encouraging trend. But this may chnage per season. If the weather is outdoor weather kids tend to ditch gadgets and opt towards outdoor activities more.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/30/2016 1:40:13 PM
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Re: Netflix
I personally am no big fan of using my phone extensively for texting, data, streaming etc. My teenage boy is not happy that his mom is not texting left and right. I try to explain him the moderation factor and hoping that he will get it some time. 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
11/30/2016 1:36:42 PM
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Re: Netflix
@srufolio1:

That is so sad. I witness similar scenes every where - commuter buses, trains, restaurants. The other day I was in a restuarant for lunch where I noticed another family sitting at the table and all were using their smart phones while waiting for food to arraive. It is pretty sad that we are missing all interaction except e-interaction. It is very critical to have that human element to be part of the intercation.

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