Are our kids tech-zombies?

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Tue 12 December 2017

10 mins

You'd be forgiven for thinking so. But you might be surprised at how little truth there is to some of the things said about kids and technology. Professor Lydia Plowman is the Chair in Education and Technology at the University of Edinburgh.

She dispels myths around children and technology, putting many a parent’s heart at rest.

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