book recommendation …

Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives—John Palfrey and Urs Gasser

This book is a must read for anyone that teaches teenagers or is raising one!

Born Digital brings into clear focus the issues and promise that that are born of the rapid transition from a largely analog world to one that is largely digital. How have we, historically, built and managed our sense of identity in the world and how does a digital world change our sense of identity? What is the role of government in a digital environment that doesn’t neatly divide along national boundaries? What should we be teaching students about their digital lives and their digital histories? What should our privacy concerns be in a digital world? How does a digital world change our relationship to information?

Chapters include: Identities, Dossiers, Privacy, Safety, Creators, Pirates, Quality, Overload, Aggressors, Innovators, Learners, Activists, Synthesis.


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