Rdquo: Growing Up Online

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Growing up Online The Frontline program “Growing up Online” explores the first generation to come of age on the internet. I found the different ways parents and teachers are dealing with this to be interesting. The program interviews teachers with a variety of opinions about this generation. Rose Porpora, an English teacher at Chatham High School, is trying to hang on to the old way of teaching, before major advancements in technology. She feels like a dinosaur and her students are more technologically savvy than she is. The Co-Principal of the high school believes the school needs to be interactive and the teachers need to use the technology to catch and hold the student’s attention. In our rapidly advancing world,…show more content…
It can be a time of looking forward to life’s possibilities without the cares of adulthood, and rewarding friendships. It can also be a time of alienation from friends and parents, and fearing the direction of one’s life. During early adolescence the maturation of the frontal lobe, responsible for judgment, impulse control, and planning lags behind the limbic system development. This inconsistency in development helps explain a teenager’s risky behaviors, emotional instability, and impulsiveness. These qualities are what put teenagers at risk not only online but offline as well. In Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development, the adolescence stage, is a time when teenagers are trying to find who they are. Similar to the reason Jessica created her Autumn Edows website, they try out different identities at home, in school, with friends, and online. Eventually, they are able to merge these identities to form their own unique sense of…show more content…
Adolescents from authoritative homes (flexible control and high levels of support) exhibit high self esteem, pro-social behavior, and low levels of aggression, anxiety, and depression. Adolescents from authoritarian homes (high levels of control and lack of support) do well in school and don’t exhibit problem behaviors, but have low self esteem, poor social skills, and high levels of depression. Adolescents from permissive homes (lack of control) exhibit problem behavior and perform less well in school, but have high self esteem and good social skills. Adolescents from neglectful or uninvolved homes (lack of support and control) often exhibit problems in all

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