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Growing Up Digital: To Addison… With Love, Your 11-Year-Old Self

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It’s all about that digital age! The amount of children who read books continues to shrink due to apps, games and YouTube. Educators are not only fighting for the attention of children in the classroom but at home as well, where more than 50% of family households now own at least one tablet. Sure, most parents try to instill digital discipline into their offspring, attempting to foster their kids’ reading habits by using these devices to teach rather than dumb down. But are we missing the mark? There’s a disturbing pattern on the rise, kids not using these devices for educational purposes but for playing mobile games, texting their friends and watching mindless videos on YouTube. Although kids still seem…

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