Requirements for Assignment #6

Requirements for Assignment #6
Word Document. Wirte an essay about the following below about 200 words and respond three persons essay which gives as an document. For responding each peer essay, just discuss within 100 words.

To receive full credit, I expect high quality posts (minimum of 100 words). Your post must exhibit college-level writing, free of spelling and grammatical errors. Do not write as if you are on social media – academic, professional writing only to receive full points.

To receive full credit, you should cite a source (e.g. Steinberg et al, 2011, p. XX) OR (see Chapter 9 notes) or (see www.enterwebsite)in your post. This can be from the textbook, website, etc. See also http://instr.iastate.libguides.com/apa

To receive full credit, I expect 3 posts per student. The first post should be your initial post where you respond to the questions. Afterwards, I expect you to respond to two of your peers (preferably within your group, but could be any classmate).

Some additional considerations:
Your post must be thoughtful and contribute to an ongoing discussion –

Does your post explain, discuss, or give examples? You must go beyond reproducing facts/statements from the textbook or notes.
Is your post challenging? Try to probe questions, critique, or reframe. You must ask questions – this encourages class discussion.
Have you related course material to a personal story or news article?
Here are some questions you can post to elicit discussion:
“What do you think of ___ ?”
“Have you thought of ___ ?”
When responding to your peers, you must write more than “I agree” or “I disagree” .

PROMPT
The last 50 years have witnessed an explosion in the role of electronic media in children’s lives (Comstock & Scharrer, 2006; Roberts & Foehr, 2008). In fact, kids born these days have no concept of living in a pre-internet world. Likewise, it is hard for me to even remember what it was like before computers and the internet since they are so embedded in my everyday life. Growing up, my family did not have a computer until I was in junior high. My family also did not have internet consistently, so I mostly had to use computers/internet at a local library or school. I got my first cell phone and laptop when I started my undergrad in the fall of 2006. And I just upgraded to my very first smartphone recently . Whereas, many kids have access to these things from nearly the beginning of life now. Thus, it is very crazy and strange for me to see preschool and elementary school children now with cell phones, iPads, etc.

Do you think technology is having a positive or negative impact on development? Or do you think it could be both? What guidelines would you give to parents and teachers for child use/skills/limits of technology to encourage healthy development? Do you think technology is having an impact on the family as well (in terms of parent-child interaction or even the marital relationship)? I have read some critics describe being in a restaurant and seeing every family member with their nose in their phone rather than talking or interacting with one another. Thus, I am very interested in hearing your observations and suggestions/guidelines pertaining to children and families.