Can a Mobile Phone Help the Development of Children?

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  Photo courtesy of Digital Information World   How Can a Mobile Phone Help the Development of Children? For many parents and non-parent adults alike, there is a belief that children either shouldn’t have or do not need a mobile phone. Sometimes this belief stems from the fact the parents themselves did not have any such luxuries when they were small, so why should their child need one? Others have a view that mobile phones are bad for children, as they are disruptive and can damage kids’ attention spans, as well as open them up to a multitude of things they may not be mentally or emotionally ready to experience. However one thing that people don’t really consider is the benefits mobile phones can have in helping with the development of children. With the advances in mobile phone technology, smartphones are now able to do most things that your average computer … [Read more...]

Giveaway :: Dot Complicated by Randi Zuckerberg

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  As part of the Dot Complicated blogger crew I am happy to showcase Randi Zuckerberg's new book Dot Complicated - Untangling Our Wired Lives. You might have seen our interview with Randi Zuckerberg on dandelion moms.  She led the marketing efforts at Facebook during its growth from 2005 to 2011, alongside her famous brother, Mark Zuckerberg, but left to start her own media company called Zuckerberg Media. After she started a family she was inspired to form the new online community, Dot Complicated.  Dot Complicated was created by Zuckerberg and began earlier this year as an online community that discusses all the ways technology is intertwined into our daily lives. Her goal is to help people learn how to cope with this new digital world in such a way that we embrace these technological advances yet find balance in our lives. You can find interesting articles that help busy moms … [Read more...]