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Plugged in: In the midst of a digital revolution, raising media-wise children is more important than ever

Published 11/21/2011, The Hastings Star-Gazette

From the day they are born, children are inundated with media. Babies sit in front of a television to watch programs that are supposed to encourage brain development. Toddlers are plopped in front of the shiny black box to help keep them occupied so parents can devote their attention to another task. Children as young as elementary age are attending school with cell phones. Video games take interactive entertainment to a virtual level.

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