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The 'Generation Mobile' Data Reviews Digital Implications

By: Jordy Eleni - Published: May 24, 2012 • References: blog.mylookout
The 'Generation Mobile' infographic examines the rise of digital devices among young populations. According to the chart, children are now using smartphones, tablets and android applications to learn about their surroundings, making way for a novel approach to pedagogy. Approximately 52% of all adolescents now have access to a virtual tool in some shape or form, and it is predicted that the implications of these high numbers will be vast.

This chart warns of the need to protect the youth while online. Although the mediums can be used to access encyclopedias and educational games with a wealth of information, young users may also be unknowingly sharing phone numbers, home addresses and a slew of other personal details with strangers. Generation Mobile outlines ways for parents to protect against this concerning reality with references to passwords and mobile curfews.