A US research company has been asking children aged up to 12 years old ‘what’s the one thing you wish your computer could do, but can’t right now?’ The answers provide a window into our technological future.
Young people and technology: fear and wellbeing - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
We hear a lot about young people and technology but how much of what we know is based on actual research? In this program we speak to some of the leading researchers in the field. We examine the connection between young people, technology and wellbeing, and question whether some of our fears about kids and technology are actually valid.
Dr danah boyd, Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research and Research Assistant Professor in Media, Culture and Communication at New York University.
Dr Amanda Third, Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Communication Arts Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney. Research Program Co-Leader, Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre.
Associate Professor Jane Burns, CEO of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre.
Makhala Swinson, Member of the Young and Well CRC Youth Brains Trust and Lifeline phone counsellor, Youth Ambassador, Photographer.
Maxine, Participant in the ‘Living Lab’ experiment.
Chris Pycroft, Participant in the ‘Living Lab’ experiment and member of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre’s Youth Brains Trust.
Nicole, Participant in the ‘Living Lab’ experiment.
Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre (http://www.yawcrc.org.au/)
danah boyd’s website (http://www.danah.org/)
danah boyd’s speech at South By Southwest 2012 (http://www.danah.org/papers/talks/2012/SXSW2012.html)
Amanda Third’s profile (http://www.uws.edu.au/ics/people/researchers/amanda_third)
Who’s going to design the car of the future? The one that’s affordable, that plugs in, charges up, goes from zero to sixty in under five seconds — and gets 100 miles per gallon? They’re working on it in Detroit, but who knows if the U.S. auto industry will die before the roll out.
So how about a plucky group of inner-city kids from West Philadelphia led by a visionary teacher?
They come from a world of crack houses and gang wars, but they’re winning awards for cutting-edge green auto design.
This hour, On Point: from Philly’s mean streets — inspiration, hope, and maybe, the cars of the future.
Social scientists say three things matter for success in life: IQ, family’s socioeconomic status and one thing that’s easy to influence: self-control. A child’s self-control in preschool helps predict possible health, substance abuse and financial problems later in life, researchers found.