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December 11, 2019

Digital 'Dora the Explorer' Helps Young Children Learn Math, Study Finds

Learning math from a virtual character who children have a strong connection with can boost math skills, a new Georgetown University study finds.

December 02, 2019

Babies as Young as 12 Months Get Nearly an Hour of Screen Time a Day, Study Finds

Babies as young as 12 months are exposed to nearly an hour a day of screen time, despite warnings from pediatricians to avoid digital media exposure for children under a year and a half, according to a new analysis.

November 05, 2019

International Study Finds Major Inequities in Computer Literacy

Having access to a computer or tablet doesn't necessarily make students computer literate, according to a study of computer-literacy skills across countries.

November 04, 2019

Where Do Teens Learn About Vaping? Social Media, Report Finds

Social media keeps vaping top-of-mind for teens, according to the survey. Nearly 60 percent say they're likely to see a post that mentions or shows vaping.

October 29, 2019

Teens' Online Video Viewing Soared Over the Past Four Years, Report Finds

The percentage of kids who report watching videos online "every day" has more than doubled in the past four years, going from 24 percent in 2014 to 56 percent in 2019, among 8 to 12 year-olds.

October 22, 2019

Digital Access: An Education Technology Success Story?

Back in 2013, before an overhaul of the e-rate program, just 30 percent of school districts were able to take advantage of digital learning. Now, that figure stands at a whopping 99 percent, according to a new report from EducationSuperHighway.

October 18, 2019

White Workers More Likely to Get Good Jobs at Every Level of Education

You're more likely to get a "good" job if you're white, compared to someone with exactly the same education level who is black or Latino, a new report from Georgetown University finds.

October 03, 2019

Five Hundred Schools Have Been Hit by Ransomware in 2019, Report Finds

That's a big uptick from 2018, according to statistics from the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center. K-12 schools experienced 119 cyber incidents in 2018 and only about 10 percent involved ransomware.

October 01, 2019

The U.S. Isn't the Only Country Where Kids Are Addicted to Cell Phones, Report Finds

In Mexico, two-thirds of parents and teens say they use their mobile device "almost all the time." And about half of teens and parents say they check their device at least once an hour.

September 23, 2019

How to Spot a Teenage Cyber-Hacker

A new study concludes that many hacker kids tend to have the same qualities as other children who engage in more traditional troubled behavior out in the real, offline world.

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