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ERIC Number: EJ1096479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0261-4294
Possible Effects of Electronic Social Media on Gifted and Talented Children's Intelligence and Emotional Development
Freeman, Joan
Gifted Education International, v32 n2 p165-172 May 2016
In just a few decades, electronic networks have expanded beyond all expectations. Instant messaging via smart phones and computers of all sorts whizz round the world. Researchers and policy makers are strongly divided in their findings and conclusions as to the effects of possible persuasive changes on the minds and lives of children, particularly the gifted. Although electronic social media might have positive effects on learning, professional development, gifted advocacy, research and policy-making, they might also encourage superficial rather than deep thought to negatively affect children's intellect and personal relationships. This paper takes a look at some approaches to the interactions of positive and negative impacts with special implications for gifted and talented children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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