Hi everyone, it has been a long time since I last posted, but for the next couple of months I will be gathering research about technology and kids. The essential question that I am starting with is: How does educating kids about the impact of technology affect how they use it? I am very interested in how much kids are exposed to screens and technology and how that affects their development. I have been thinking a lot about how if we know so much about technology, why we still continue to use it so much. I am interested in finding out how kids respond to information. I have some prior knowledge surrounding this topic. I know that access to technology has changed rapidly over recent years and that the technology that many kids choose most has changed (television to iPad, tablets, and phones). I also know that using technology will eventually have a major impact on people's lives. One of my main goals for my research is to gather information in a variety of ways. I want to conduct surveys with students and possibly teachers, watch videos, read interviews with people who are knowledgable in the topic, as well as more traditional methods of research. To begin my research, I am going to conduct a survey with students before they watch a film about the impact of the digital age on children and with the same students, I will do another survey after to see if they have taken any of the information they learned and applied it to their technology use. I also plan to see the movie myself and use that as a resource. A challenge that I expect to have when researching this topic is that I will probably have to decipher between information that is opinion based and biased and information that is reliable and fact based.