Technology and Teens: Can They Handle It?

Heath, Robert
May 2008
Principal;May/Jun2008, Vol. 87 Issue 5, p66
The article looks at the maturity of middle grades students to handle communication and information technology. Allegedly, many middle school students are not mature enough but their parents do not realize it and schools are trying to find ways to effectively deal with it. Most schools reportedly restrict the use of cell phones but students ignore it. The article cites that technology use agreements are signed by students but students have technological skills to access Internet sites they want.


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