girl using computer Books:

Born Digital: Understanding the first genereation of Digital Natives by John Palfrey and Urs Gasser

Everything is Miscellaneous:The power of the new digital disorder by David Weinberger

Here Comes Everybody; How digital networks transform our ability to gather and Cooperate by Clay Shirky

Totally Wired; What teens and tweens are really doing online by Anastasia Goodstein

What Every 21st Century Parent Needs to Know: Facing today's challenges with wisdom and heart by Debra Haffner



Digital Citzenship, Media Literacy and Child Safety - by Adam Thierer at Technology Liberation Front

If Your Kids Are Awake, They're Probably Online - by Tamar Lewin for the New York Times

Parental controls that keep tabs on young Web surfers by Elza Wenzel, Associate Editor, & Robert Vamosi, Senior Editor,

Wired Kids, Negligent Parents? - Room for Debate blog at the New York Times


Research & Reports (opens pdf documents):

Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century

Fool's Gold: A Critical Look at Computers in Childhood - a report issued by the Alliance for Childhood that asks some provocative, thoughtful questions about our children's use of computers.

Generation M2: Media in the lives of 8-18 year olds by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Horizon Report, 2009 identifies technologies that will likely have an impact on teaching and learning.

Pew Internet - a project of the Pew Research Center present reports that explore the issues and trends on the impact the Internet has on family, communtiy, work and home.

Tech Tonic: Towards a new literacy of technology - a report from the Alliance for Childhood that explores the appropriateness of technology for young children.

Children and Computers: New technology, old concerns - article that places studies on children and computers in historical context.



CommonSenseMedia - Essential parental advice for managing media.

Read Write Web - a popular blog that provides technolgy news, review and analysis of web apps and technology trends.

NetFamilyNews - articles on the Internet and the host of Connect Safely, a forum for parents on the topic of children and technology.

SafeKids - Internet safety and civility.

Wired Magazine's Geek Dad - Raising Geek Generation 2.0