Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Digital Isolation

Recently it has come to my attention that not everyone shares my enthusiasm for technology. It's understandable. While a certain degree of technological know-how is inarguably beneficial, anyone who knows an overweight anti-social video game addict of a child knows that computers, too, should be used in moderation. Or worse - anyone who has heard stories of teens victimized in chat rooms can see how predators can and do employ technology. Of course there are children who shun the outdoors and peer relationships in favor of reading print materials and teens who learn to make bombs from books, but in these cases it seems easier to separate the behavior from the tool somehow.

A Minneapolis teacher who I respect professionally recently confessed to me that the only computer application he uses is e-mail. I was incredulous - doesn't he think the immigrant children he teaches need computer skills to compete with peers who already have the advantage of being native English speakers? Doesn't he appreciate the great technology resources out there to help with language acquisition? What about the potential for communicating across distance, thus staying connected to home? He cited the usual concerns - all that isn't on-line that gets missed by children (and adults) that are "too connected."

Steve Cisler's article "At the Edge of the Net" (American Libraries, November, 2005) is an interesting study of the unconnected. He travels to the border region (the same as in my previous post "On the Other Side of the Digital Divide") and finds problems with infrastructure that prevent high-speed access. Another group he finds unconnected are snowbirds, the seniors who migrate to the Southwest for the winter. He also finds those who reject technology for reasons similar to those of my teacher friend. Interestingly, the tech savvy author went off-line himself to conduct his research and since returning home has chosen to keep his connectivity limited.

I still believe in the power of technology. It opens tremendous possibilities for young people to produce and consume information. It helps teachers find better materials to teach, package it with more appeal, and save a lot of time in the process. I am starting to see the glimmers, though, of when enough is enough somewhere on a distant horizon, far from my present limited skill level. For now, I am content with the occasional weekend away from my e-mail and cell phone. Usually, I bring my laptop "just in case" I need to do some writing.

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Blogger Peter Stone said...

I caught your post and linked to it from one of my blog entries. Excerpt below. -Peter

The title of this post is borrowed from Leah Larson’ blog, I Love Libraries. Leah talks in her post about people who reject technology or consciously limit their connectivity. She makes a side reference to children who are victimized on the Net (an example of possible negative consequences to connectivity), and that got me wondering how child victims respond to technology after a negative incident. In other words, are there kids (and parents) who give up on technology after a bad or even dangerous experience?...
https://onlineview.wordpress.com/2006/06/02/digital-isolation/

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