According to a new poll by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project, cell phones, computers and other digital devices have become the technology of choice for teens to communicate with each other. Texting has become the preferred form of communication, surpassing face-to-face contact. The increase in use of this technology raises conflicting questions for teens as to how it is used, when and where it is used, and why it is used. Digital Distractions explores the issues of this technology addressing personal boundaries, privacy, relationships with others, multitasking and productivity and important health and safety issues. The program guides students toward the understanding of the visual, physical and cognitive distractions caused by the use of digital technology.
Media Type: DVD Run Time: 20 minutes Grade Level: 7+