We All Have a Little Internet Zombie in Us

Kids Need Good Teachers to Learn Healthy Online Habits—Parents Included

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You can’t protect children from smartphones—but you can teach them how to use them in healthy ways, in part by modeling good behavior yourself, said panelists at a Zócalo/UCLA event at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, “Is the Internet Turning Our Kids Into Zombies?”

The panelists—UCLA Children’s Digital Media Center researcher Yalda Uhls, High Tech Los Angeles principal Marsha Rybin, and RAND educational policy researcher Lindsay Daugherty—dispensed advice and wrestled with how to strike a balance between preparing young people for a technological world while limiting technological overuse that can …

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