December 13, 2019

Flying the Singapore Flag High: Digital Literacy Conference (USA 2019)

We are back from the Digital Literacy Conference in Iowa! More than 100 educators from different schools came together for Train-the-Trainer sessions conducted by Principal Consultant Mr Poh Yeang Cherng and Principal Trainer Ms Grace Lee, learning best practices in pedagogy and engagement for digital literacy education in schools. Two modules were designed and delivered […]

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     The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Tweens and Teens, 2019

    (Common Sense Media) This large-scale study explores how kids age 8 to 18 in the U.S. use media across an array of activities and devices—including short-form, mobile-friendly platforms like YouTube—to see where they spend their time and what they enjoy most. Combined with the data from the 2015 report, the 2019 census gives us a […]

    December 13, 2019

     MRIs show screen time linked to lower brain development in preschoolers

    (CNN) Screen time use by infants, toddlers and preschoolers has exploded over the last decade, concerning experts about the impact of television, tablets and smartphones on these critical years of rapid brain development. Now a new study scanned the brains of children 3 to 5 years old and found those who used screens more than the […]

    December 13, 2019

    Iowa Media Literacy Conference 2017

    Media Literacy was certainly the buzzword of 2017, the world having witnessed how powerful an effect it can have on users’ daily perception & thoughts. Kingmaker ended the year by showcasing her latest intervention programmes for the Educators & Social Workers of Iowa State, USA. A total of 180 participants converged upon the city of […]

    December 13, 2019

    What You Need To Know: WhatsApp, Data-Sharing & Advertising

    The writing was on the wall. In February 2014, Facebook acquired WhatsApp in a huge deal. A long wait followed to see when and how Facebook will begin to monetise the huge amount of user data that it acquired along with WhatsApp. Following that, these updates were announced: (1) WhatsApp data will be used by Facebook to […]

    December 12, 2019

    What You Need To Know: Cyber Bullying & Online Aggression

    This article was first posted on STORM. We reproduce here the parts that were contributed via phone interview. Defining Cyber Bullying: Aggressive and negative behaviour exhibited through a technological platform Intentionally done with the aim to cause harm to someone The negative actions are done multiple times over a period of time and its consequences […]