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Teens and the Internet

Posted on | May 26, 2011 | No Comments

(Reuters Health) – One in every 25 teens had “problematic Internet use” in a new study of high school students from Connecticut.

Are we doing enough to make our youth aware of the risk and danger to their physical and mental health with excessive internet consumption?

This Reuters article should make us all sit back and assess where is our education system working and where is it failing.

Is enough communication literacy education happening at school?

Is there a link between the home and school communication literacy program?

Is there a link between home, school and larger societal communication literacy program?

Is there a larger communication literacy program?

There are more questions than answers but we are not talking about the issue of media/communication literacy and in the process we are setting the stage for problems down the road.

Take a look at the study Reuters referenced.

Mental and physical health of our youth needs to be a top priority and I get the feeling that we are of the mind that someone else is looking out for our youth!

There is no someone else!

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