Digital Immersion Teaches Valuable Skills to Teenagers
A study by the University of California and the MacArthur foundation’s digital media and learning initiative has revealed that teenagers’ full time use of digital media is actually a good thing. While many parents and adults look at this always on, always connected, digital immersion as a negative trend, researchers say it’s enabling valuable skills for their future in society and business.
Business Pundit reports:
In addition to learning business skills necessary for the future, kids may be better citizens for their time online. At the same time they’re learning how to negotiate new kinds of social dynamics (permanent, public, and is always on) the study found that youth are connecting with people in different locations and of different ages who share their interests. This breaks down a lot of barriers and encourages young people to pursue interests that aren’t available or popular within local peer groups.