Digital play makes our kids’ childhood drastically different than our own. Many parents are concerned about the potential impact of today’s high-tech electronic gaming and graphic digital content on their kids. Are the fears justified? Many experts say yes. Others disagree, pointing out that video games give our kids’ brains a workout as players solve problems, concentrate and communicate. Either way, kids love gaming and digital play is here to stay. So what do parents really need to care about? And how can they help their kids play wisely and get the best out of their online activities? Marc and David sit down with Jordan Shapiro, academic, journalist, and author of The New Childhood, and discuss his optimistic view of the relationship between kids and digital tech.
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