David Brooks, columnist for The New York Times, talked about how technology and social media contribute to a “crisis of attention” in March during a School Leaders Roundtable hosted by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia.
“The crisis of attention is a crisis for me, and certainly for students,” Brooks said. “One study in Britain found the average teenager checked their cell phone 221 times a day, every 4.3 minutes.”
Educators and parents can guide students' engagement with mobile technology through a lesson on "using technology more wisely" from the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues.
For further reading on CultureFeed