ERIC Number: EJ880410
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Web Sites for Young Children: Gateway to Online Social Networking?
Bauman, Sheri; Tatum, Tanisha
Professional School Counseling, v13 n1 p1-10 Oct 2009
Traffic on Web sites for young children (ages 3-12) has increased exponentially in recent years. Advocates proclaim that they are safe introductions to the Internet and online social networking and teach essential 21st-century skills. Critics note developmental concerns. In this article, we provide basic information about Web sites for young children, discuss developmental issues, and make recommendations for school counselors to be proactive and aware of the advantages and dangers inherent in these sites.
Descriptors: Young Children, Web Sites, Computer Mediated Communication, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, School Counselors, Guidance, Influence of Technology, Social Networks, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students, Synchronous Communication, Proximity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A