Want to share to mothers around the world on Internet issues for the children. I am a mother who is also being felt confused with my kids who are very fond of playing online.
What exactly is the benefit of the Internet for your children, and did you know that the kids really believe in reading online? As parents, this information is very important as a guide for you in supervising your children who like the Internet.
Anyone can publish anything online. Unfortunately, children are not taught how to examine the validity of the information. So they are often fooled. Results of recent studies reveal a surprising impact and a lot of implications that will greatly affect the future of the younger generation. For this study, Donald Leu education professor at the University of Connecticut and colleagues chose 53 best reader of the seventh grade in low-income school districts in South Carolina and Connecticut.
The team is convinced the kids to want to assess the reliability of the information contained in Web pages. “They were not told the information is correct, they are only required to evaluate whether the information is correct,” says Leu. The page is devoted to a creature called the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus, octopus suspected aquatic life in the trees.
For some unknown reason, in 1998, a man named Lyle Zapato create pages that describe habitat, endangering the status, threats, and the latest sighting the creature. Although, this creature is actually not really exist. However, the joke is not at all clear to members of a supposedly literate generation Internet. As many as 87.5% of seventh grade subjects to assess the Web page that ‘trusted’.
In fact, more than half called it ‘very trustworthy’. A small number of students who can not assess those pages is believed to come from the same school, and they had just participated in a lesson that teaches them to suspicious information online where the tree octopus site was used as an example.
In other words, children who read the information on this tree octopus for the first time will be deceived. “Initially we assume, just because these children are advanced in the field of pop culture and navigation up, they will critically evaluate online information. But actually they do not have many skills, “said Leu.
According to Leu, the internet for kids, not because the kids of today more gullible or stupid than the last generation, they just have not received the internet-based education in schools. The reason, teachers and administrators try to avoid cases of cyber harassment.
In addition, they assume, Facebook is a waste of time and many schools that do not allow their children to get online. “All the information on these children only come from a textbook that is filtered. In addition, all controversial issues be removed so that the children learn the correct reading.” This problem is very serious in poor regions. Leu said, this is especially true in schools that are under pressure to teach lessons with state standards tests. Students who do not test their skills online, receive critical evaluation.
According to Leu, cultural shift required to change it. “Currently, people who make policy do not have their own online life.” When people in charge at the highest level using the internet very often, they could integrate it into the state curriculum. However, the younger generation now getting passed, and Leu sure, the biggest impact will occur in the economy. “Globally, the workplace to switch to the internet as more critical source of information.”
“If it does not raise a generation that is ready to critical thinking online, then these children will not be able to work effectively in the workplace.” He continued. Another major implication happen in politics, said Leu. “As Jefferson said, democracy can rise or fall based on its citizens. Did they get the correct information?,” He concluded.