The big draw to the article below is an infographic on The Millenial Teenager, produced for OnlineSchools.com. The graphic is meant to suggest how changing media use has had a significant impact on the ways in which contemporary generations engage intellectually and socially–the implication being that education must reflect these changes in order to appeal to them. — Kelly Searsmith
by Sam Laird / Mashable Tech /2 May 2012
Is tech saturation good or bad for the modern teenager?
People aged 18-34 have an average of 319 online connections, according to a recent Pew Research Center study. That’s compared to an average of 198 connections for the 35-46 group, and the numbers continue to decrease from there.
Pew also recently reported that 63% of teenagers text message with friends on a daily basis, compared to 39% who speak on the phone daily and just 35% who interact face-to-face outside of school. Other research has found that text-happy teens send more than 100 messages per day.
But the digital revolution comes with drawbacks.
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