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Technology in Recovery: Online Videochat Meetings

By Lana Yarosh – My blog post this month is co-authored with my student Sabirat Rubya and hosted on the ATTC (Addiction Technology Transfer Center) Messenger — an online publication aimed at service providers and clinicians who are focused on supporting recovery from substance … Continue reading

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Teens, Technology and Friendships

By Amanda Lenhart – Pews Research Center – http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/08/06/teens-technology-and-friendships/ This report explores the new contours of friendship in the digital age. It covers the results of a national survey of teens ages 13 to 17; throughout the report, the word “teens” … Continue reading

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Whitelist Chat as a Strategy to Protect Children Online

By Lana Yarosh – http://lanayarosh.com/2014/06/whitelist-chat-as-a-strategy-to-protect-children-online/ The ability to interact with other players is one of the most compelling aspects of online multiplayer games. However, in games for young children, there are obvious privacy and safety concerns in allowing unrestricted chatting. The state … Continue reading

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Getting Kids to Invent in a Giant Single-Day Workshop

By Lana Yarosh – http://lanayarosh.com/2013/05/getting-kids-to-invent-in-a-giant-single-day-workshop/ Recently, I organized an invention workshop for AT&T’s “Take Our Kids to Work Day.” This involved three 45-minute workshops and almost 300 children (ages 7-15)! I’ve never designed with children on this scale and I wanted … Continue reading

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