This is an occasional list of additional articles and sources relevant to the MirandaLink topics covered in the summaries listed on the main page. These have appeared or have been suggested since the summaries were completed. Where appropriate some references appear in one or more subsections.
Mobiles in Schools:
- Smartphone ‘addiction’: Young people ‘panicky’ when denied mobiles
- One in four children ‘have problematic smartphone use’
- Colleges are turning students’ phones into surveillance machines, tracking the locations of hundreds of thousands (Firewall, but might be viewable with Firefox)
- “They’re abysmal students”: Are cell phones destroying the college classroom?
- The Ticking Screen Time Bomb
- Mobile phone ban in school relaxed to ‘ease friction’
- Tom Bennett tweeted a link to this article – there were many comments in reply
- Tas state schools ban mobile phone use
- Mobile phone ban introduced to public schools in Tasmania
- Tasmanian principals praise government’s decision to ban mobile phones from classrooms
- A general thread from Twitter about the toxicity of Facebook.
It begins with a link to Sacha Baron Cohen’s recent speech to the ADL (see here) and then quotes a reply from Facebook:
“Sacha Baron Cohen misrepresented Facebook’s policies. Hate speech is actually banned on our platform. We ban people who advocate for violence and we remove anyone who praises or supports it. Nobody – including politicians – can advocate or advertise hate, violence or mass murder on Facebook.”
The thread that follows cites a dozen examples of how Facebook fails to live up to its claims about adopting the right approach to hate, bigotry and extremism and then is followed by many replies. Worth a look.
- The digital literacy and multimodal practices of young children (DigiLitEY)
This research involves participants from a wide range of disciplines including: Applied Linguistics; Childhood Studies; Children’s Literature; Computer Science; Cultural Studies; Early Childhood Education; Information Studies; Language and Literature; Media Studies; Psychology; Sociological Studies. This interdisciplinary approach is essential to the construction of knowledge in this area. The COST network will integrate the interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approaches of its members to produce a series of themed research insights into the complex nature of contemporary early literacy practices in COST countries. This is a necessary approach if we are to understand fully the dynamic nature of communication in the digital age.
- Abstaining From Social Media Doesn’t Improve Well-Being, Experimental Study Finds
- Are smartphones transforming parent/child everday life practices? A crossgenerational qualitative study comparing parents’ and early adolescents’ representations
- How to tackle smartphone overuse through media education: a randomized control trial.