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ERIC Number: ED496928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 121
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8204-7124-2
ISSN: N/A
The Internet Playground: Children's Access, Entertainment, and Mis-Education. Second Printing. Popular Culture and Everyday Life Volume 10
Seiter, Ellen
Peter Lang New York
Based on four years of experience teaching computers to 8-12 year olds, media scholar Ellen Seiter offers parents and educators practical advice on what children need to know about the Internet and when they need to know it. "The Internet Playground" argues that, contrary to the promises of technology boosters, teaching with computers is very difficult. Seiter points out that the Internet today resembles a mall more than it does a library. While children love to play online games, join fan communities, and use online chat and instant messaging, the Internet is also an appallingly aggressive marketer to children and, as this book passionately argues, an educational boondoggle.
Peter Lang New York 29 Broadway 18th Floor, New York, NY 10006. Tel: 800-770-5264; Tel: 212-647-7706; Fax: 212-647-7707; e-mail: customerservice@plang.com; Web site: http://www.peterlangusa.com
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A