This question is huge. I started comparing it to global warning, its something we have to address right now, and we cannot put it under the carpet. Things are hanging so fast. I was thinking with a friend, that was talking about Japan, we are being them by ten years everyone has this, technology, they are all technologically savvy, they no longer have these smart phones or iPhones, now they have it on their glasses, on their watches. They are so hooked up. The kids at school are bored because who could compete with technology?
I asked a fellow teacher, he was a phished teacher and he remembers when he was first involved with technology, when it was these huge computers, it was only like 30 years, so much has happened.
I spoke with my students, they are like 10 and they recall when they were5 or 6 when they first got a computer. They talked about their brothers and sisters. One of the little brothers, so addicted, they cannot take it away fro them this kid, he had a temper tantrum.
In 2012, almost 98 per cent of the top income households were connected to the Internet, compared to only 58 per cent of those earning less than $30,000.
A home computer and Internet connection may sound like a luxury, but study after study shows it’s a necessity to help kids from lower-income families keep up at school.
A London School of Economics study found providing home Internet access to low income households closes the gap in use, “potentially reducing disadvantage.” It also found kids who have Internet access at home spend more time online, providing them with “higher levels of online skills and self-efficacy.”