Children benefit from exposure to digital culture, Jenkins says – MIT News Office

Children benefit from exposure to digital culture, Jenkins says – MIT News Office: “Children need to participate fully in digital culture in order to develop the ‘skills, knowledge, ethical frameworks and self-confidence needed to be full participants in the world around them,’ MIT Professor Henry Jenkins told members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) recently.Jenkins, director of the Comparative Media Studies Program, presented a paper at the AAAS annual meeting, which had the overall title ‘Grand Challenges, Great Opportunities.’ Held Feb. 16-20 in St. Louis, the meeting was attended by more than 6,000 people, including 900 scholars and scientists. Jenkins spoke at a symposium titled ‘It’s 10 p.m.: Do You Know Where Your Children Are %u2026 Online’ in the AAAS series, ‘Kids Online — A New Community.'”