Let Your Kid Play Roblox And Gain These 5 Tech...

Medium | September 4, 2018

Raising healthy, engaged, creative kids in today’s connected world demands real tech parenting superpowers. Beyond being a digital hero with routines in place to manage...

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5 Reasons to Stop Being a Screen Time Cop

5 Reasons to Stop Being a Screen Time Cop

PopSugar | June 13, 2018

Parents fret about their kids spending too much time with digital devices, but many don't realize that their efforts to limit screen time can backfire....

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Arper | May 13, 2018

Games are incredibly explicit about how they are designed for interaction and the choices they ask of players. Their systems must be absolutely clear from...

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Katie Salen

How An Esports League Is Changing Learning After School

Medium | April 30, 2018

Competitive gaming, or esports, is considered by many to be the next big thing. With a global viewership of 292 million people in 2016 and...

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Katie Salen

Can Minecraft Help Raise A Generation of Good Gamers?

Medium | April 30, 2018

... research also shows most kids don’t know how to settle disputes constructively. One exhaustive study showed the following: left to their own devices, 90%...

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Commentary: It’s Easy to Blame Smartphones for Teens’ Mental Health...

Fortune | April 6, 2018

Half of parents today think that their children are addicted to smartphones, and these parents are concerned about how mobile phones will affect their kids’...

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Candice Odgers

Social media use may affect teenagers’ real life relationships

The Peninsula | February 22, 2018

Results of a survey conducted by Professor Candice Odgers of University of California, Irvine and her colleagues showed teenagers from low-income families reported more physical...

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Smartphones are bad for some teens, not all

Nature | February 21, 2018

Last year, I received a phone call from an angry father. He had just read in the newspaper about my research suggesting that some adolescents...

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Candice Odgers

UC Irvine Launches Research Hub for Connected Learning

Campus Technology | March 30, 2017

A new Connected Learning Lab (CLL) at the University of California, Irvine will focus on equity-oriented, learner-centered innovation in education technology. The lab will serve as an interdisciplinary...

10 Life Skills Parents Can Nurture through Minecraft

Medium | October 11, 2017

Research shows that building such skills requires repetition and practice. Providing multiple contexts for kids to develop their skills is one way to help them...

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Katie Salen

Are All Minecraft YouTube Videos a Waste of Time?

Medium | August 3, 2017

Why are their kids watching so much Minecraft on YouTube? Isn’t it more fun to actually play the game? The answers aren’t obvious. Kids can...

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