Philanthropy Now Podcast: Young children and tech

With our Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.

The technology that surrounds our young kids may be relatively new, but it has quickly become ubiquitous. In this episode, Michelle Sioson Hyman, senior program officer for the Center for Early Learning at SVCF, compares local data with national trends reported by Lisa Guernsey, deputy director of the Education Policy Program and director of the Learning Technologies project at New America.

The two share recommendations for actions that can help mitigate technological inequities among our children.  Read the full report: https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/sites/default/files/publications/cel-tech-report-2017.pdf

Lisa Guernsey

Lisa Guernsey
Deputy director of the Education Policy Program and director of the Learning Technologies project at New America

Michelle Sioson-Hyman
Senior officer at SVCF’s Center for Early Learning

What you will learn:

  • Why we should be rethinking childrens' use of digital media.
  • The importance of studying digital trends and how they are negatively and positively affecting children.
  • Why parents and educators should stay on top of digital media trends.
  • Local stats mirror the national stats and what that means for Silicon Valley.
  • The cultural and socioeconomic differences in access to digital devices.
  • Why there's a need for better ways for parents, doctors and teachers to discuss these issues and stay up-to-date.

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