About that App Gap: Children, Technology and the Digital Divide

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Susan Linn, EdD

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Huffington Post

Publication Date: 

June 1, 2012

Despite a wide-held belief that children from low-income families are deprived of access to technology, they actually spend more time with screens than wealthier children do. This screen time takes away valuable time from activities proven to be educational—negatively impacting vocabulary and reading skills, the ability to separate fact from hype, to think deeply, to be creative, to display empathy, and to demonstrate self-reflection.

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