Monthly Archives: July 2021

It’s time to make the digital world playful by design!

by Sonia Livingstone and Kruakae Pothong
July 29, 2021

This post originally appeared on the Digital Futures Commission website and appears here with permission. Like everything else in their life, children’s play has shifted online almost by default due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents, teachers and professionals who work with children, on the other hand, have scrambled to advise children on play with digital technologies; […]

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A Gamer's Guide

By Gamers, for Gamers: Young People Share Real Advice

by Daniel Donahoo
July 23, 2021

The “stay safe online” message is being heard loud and clear – but these young gamers can see beyond “don’t talk to strangers”. The “By Gamers, For Gamers” Project was developed by the Alannah & Madeline Foundation in Australia. The project was initially conceived by adults to be co-designed and developed in close partnership with […]

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On Our Minds: Talking About Teen Mental Health with Student Reporting Labs

by Administrator
July 13, 2021

PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs (SRL) launched On Our Minds with Noah+Zion, a limited-run podcast series on teen mental health this spring. Over a series of five episodes, 16-year-old hosts Noah Konevitch of Lebanon, Pennsylvania and Zion Williams of Clinton Township, Michigan, explored various mental health challenges affecting today’s teens, and shared coping mechanisms from mental […]

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Studying Youth and Family Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic at CLS 2021

by Administrator
July 9, 2021

When schools shuttered in early 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers from dozens of institutions leaped at the opportunity to investigate how the sudden lockdown would alter formal and informal learning as we had come to know it in the United States. Many were as eager to figure out how to study the evolution […]

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Parents Coping with Pandemic Stress with Animal Crossing

by Katy Pearce, Jason Yip, and Jin Ha Lee
July 7, 2021

Throughout the past year, everyone has experienced pandemic stress. But parents have been particularly vulnerable because of the additional work associated with managing children, especially for those parents trying to continue to work at their jobs. There have been many new studies about the ways that pandemic stress has impacted parents’ mental health. While people turn […]

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