June 1, 2012 1:00 PM Subscribe
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The NYT published an article this week covering a new "digital divide
" where poor children are spending more time "wasting time" online.
The article states that low income children are more likely to waste time online then their peers who have college educated parents. "The new divide is such a cause of concern for the Federal Communications Commission that it is considering a proposal to spend $200 million to create a digital literacy corps. This group of hundreds, even thousands, of trainers would fan out to schools and libraries to teach productive uses of computers for parents, students and job seekers." School Librarians
however would like to see money funneled to library in programs in schools where School Library Media Specialists positions have been cut in recent years. More coverage
about teens and the digital divide from Pew Internet & American Life Project