ERIC Number: ED495255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan-1
Future Trends in Children's Web Pages: Probing Hidden Biases for Information Quality
As global digital communication continues to flourish, Children's Web pages become more critical for children to realize not only the surface but also breadth and deeper meanings in presenting these milieus. These pages not only are very diverse and complex but also enable intense communication across social, cultural and political restrictions while educating and entertaining. Hidden biases associated with hate, stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination on these Children's Web pages, furthermore, can be delivered by several hate groups, who specifically target young children. They know that hateful messages placed at an early age can profoundly influence and affect young minds. Due to representing the personality of the providers/designers, the main purpose of this paper is to evaluate the social, cultural and political forces determining information quality and the rich array of Web sites being delivered for children. Especially, this paper painted a more realistic and accurate portrait of biases in online world, is to learn how to better promote the most important of diverse backgrounds, ethnocentrism and antiracist equity in the children's Web pages by increasing emphasis on cultural multiculturalism. A Checklist for Identifying Hidden-Biases on Children Web Pages is appended.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A