Briefly summarize three legislative measures aimed at increasing safety of children in online environments.

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  1. In your own words, explain to what the digital divide refers. Then, describe two implications of the digital divide for school-age children who are affected, as well as two ways that professionals who work with school-age children can address them.
  2. Based on research, identify and describe three specific trends in the media use of school-age children, citing statistics as necessary. Then, make a generalization about media use among school-aged children based on these trends.
  3. Briefly summarize three legislative measures aimed at increasing safety of children in online environments. Then, describe the controversy that surrounds these measures including your own opinion on the issue.
    • Article: Celano, D., & Neuman, S. D. (2010). Roadblocks on the information highway. Educational Leadership, 68(3), 50–53.Retrieved from the Academic Search Complete database.

      In this article, the authors discuss the digital divide, which refers to the lack of exposure to technology that many low-income children experience. Focus on implications of, reasons for, and possible solutions to the digital divide.

    • Article: Jansen, B. A. (2010). Internet filtering 2.0: Checking intellectual freedom and participative practices at the schoolhouse door. Knowledge Quest, 39(1), 46–53.Retrieved from the Academic Search Complete database.

      In this article, Barbara Jansen examines how safety laws and Internet filters affect the use of technology in schools. Focus onfederal Internet requirements for schools and how the need for safety has resulted in controversy over intellectual freedom.

    • Article: Bell, M. A. (2007). The elephant in the room. School Library Journal, 53(1), 40–42.Retrieved from the Academic Search Complete database.

      In this article, Mary Ann Bell examines the issue of self-censorship of technology in schools. Focus on why the author believes the practice of “filtering the filters” should be stopped and consider your own thoughts on this iss

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