Do you think Digital Civics should be taught in our schools? A full or half year course for 12-15 year olds that educates students how to be safe and sensible online, and how to understand the impact of their actions on the digital lives?
joined Will Faulkner on his daily show on Midlands 103FM today to discuss the story of a child in Britain, a 4 year old, who has been treated by the eminent psychiatrist Dr Richard Graham, an expert on technology addiction. I first became aware of Dr Graham's work in 2009, after Sweden’s Youth Care Foundation [Stiftelsen Ungdomsvård] described World of Warcraft as “more addictive than crack cocaine”.
Earlier this month, at a meeting Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Francis Gurry, said policymakers had “a unique opportunity to define the key role that science, technology and innovation can play in achieving the development goals of the African continent.
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