The Educator's Notebook

A weekly collection of education-related news from around the web.

Tag: adolescence

    • After Babel
    • 04/28/24
    “This video has nearly 30,000 comments, some from Gen Xers nostalgic for their ‘90s youth—but many from Gen Z, aching for a world they never experienced. Older generations might dismiss this as teens wanting to be different and reject modern culture, as they often do. But the comments reveal something deeper: “As someone who graduated […]
    • LA Times
    • 01/03/24
    “I see teenagers unintentionally becoming more unforgiving and judgmental rather than open-minded and compassionate. When we can’t or don’t talk freely, we lose the chance to find real common ground, acknowledge complexity or grasp that even our own opinions can be malleable. If we listen only to those who already agree with us, we won’t […]
    • After Babel
    • 01/03/24
    “The main line of our work so far can be summarized like this: We have shown that there is an adolescent mental health crisis and it was caused primarily by the rapid rewiring of childhood in the early 2010s, from play-based to phone-based. It hit many countries at the same time and it is hitting […]
    • New York Times
    • 09/20/23
    “We spoke to girls from ages 12 to 17 who have participated in programs led by Girls Leadership, a nonprofit that teaches confidence-building and how to use social media responsibly. Here are some of their best pieces of advice for other teens — and what they want adults to know, too.”
    • Pew Research
    • 11/16/22
    “Majorities of teens credit social media with strengthening their friendships and providing support while also noting the emotionally charged side of these platforms”
    • Psychology Today
    • 08/28/22
    “It should come as no surprise that parents vary widely in the way they manage their children’s social media use. According to the authors, there are four general approaches parents take when monitoring their teenagers’ social media use.”
    • New York Times
    • 09/20/23
    “We spoke to girls from ages 12 to 17 who have participated in programs led by Girls Leadership, a nonprofit that teaches confidence-building and how to use social media responsibly. Here are some of their best pieces of advice for other teens — and what they want adults to know, too.”
    • Pew Research
    • 11/16/22
    “Majorities of teens credit social media with strengthening their friendships and providing support while also noting the emotionally charged side of these platforms”
    • Psychology Today
    • 08/28/22
    “It should come as no surprise that parents vary widely in the way they manage their children’s social media use. According to the authors, there are four general approaches parents take when monitoring their teenagers’ social media use.”
    • Kirkus Reviews
    • 08/16/22
    “However, they also believe that disconnecting is not an option. “For many teens, technologies are a non-negotiable for friendship preservation,” write the authors. “There’s no way to opt out without major social repercussions. They wish adults would acknowledge this reality.””
    • Pew Research
    • 08/10/22
    “YouTube tops the 2022 teen online landscape among the platforms covered in the Center’s new survey, as it is used by 95% of teens. TikTok is next on the list of platforms that were asked about in this survey (67%), followed by Instagram and Snapchat, which are both used by about six-in-ten teens… This study […]
    • ADDitude
    • 07/11/22
    “Revenge bedtime procrastination is the act of deliberately putting off sleep in favor of leisure activities — binging Netflix or scrolling TikTok, for example — that provide short-term enjoyment but few long-term life benefits. Revenge bedtime procrastination is especially likely when busy schedules and daily responsibilities prevent the enjoyment of “me time” earlier in the day.”

ADOLESCENCE

ARTS

    • Honest-Broker
    • 09/10/23
    “I’m told that the top search term at Spotify among teens is “sad.” And it’s more than music. Sadness is so widespread among youngsters (especially teen girls) that the Centers for Disease Control is now tracking it. So we shouldn’t be surprised that music and cultural indicators reflect the same reality… So what songs do […]

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

CURRICULUM

DIVERSITY/INCLUSION

HEALTH

HUMANITIES

LANGUAGE

READING/WRITING

SOCIAL MEDIA

TECH

WORKPLACE

Z-OTHER

GENERAL

    • New York Times
    • 09/20/23
    “We spoke to girls from ages 12 to 17 who have participated in programs led by Girls Leadership, a nonprofit that teaches confidence-building and how to use social media responsibly. Here are some of their best pieces of advice for other teens — and what they want adults to know, too.”
    • Pew Research
    • 11/16/22
    “Majorities of teens credit social media with strengthening their friendships and providing support while also noting the emotionally charged side of these platforms”
    • Psychology Today
    • 08/28/22
    “It should come as no surprise that parents vary widely in the way they manage their children’s social media use. According to the authors, there are four general approaches parents take when monitoring their teenagers’ social media use.”
    • Kirkus Reviews
    • 08/16/22
    “However, they also believe that disconnecting is not an option. “For many teens, technologies are a non-negotiable for friendship preservation,” write the authors. “There’s no way to opt out without major social repercussions. They wish adults would acknowledge this reality.””
    • Pew Research
    • 08/10/22
    “YouTube tops the 2022 teen online landscape among the platforms covered in the Center’s new survey, as it is used by 95% of teens. TikTok is next on the list of platforms that were asked about in this survey (67%), followed by Instagram and Snapchat, which are both used by about six-in-ten teens… This study […]
    • ADDitude
    • 07/11/22
    “Revenge bedtime procrastination is the act of deliberately putting off sleep in favor of leisure activities — binging Netflix or scrolling TikTok, for example — that provide short-term enjoyment but few long-term life benefits. Revenge bedtime procrastination is especially likely when busy schedules and daily responsibilities prevent the enjoyment of “me time” earlier in the day.”

A.I. Updates

TECH/AI: EDUCATION

    • The Verge
    • 05/04/24
    “Aaron is one of many young users who have discovered the double-edged sword of AI companions. Many users like Aaron describe finding the chatbots helpful, entertaining, and even supportive. But they also describe feeling addicted to chatbots, a complication which researchers and experts have been sounding the alarm on… For many Character.AI users, having a […]

TECH/AI: ETHICS AND RISK

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