Chapter 18

Swept Away by Technology

1. PBS, “The Amish,” American Experience, directed by David Belton, aired February 28, 2012.

2. “11 Facts About Cyber Bullying,”,

3. Amanda Lenhart, “Teens, Smartphones and Texting,” Pew Research Center, March 19, 2012,

4. Ibid.

5. Jun-Ming Xu, Kwang-Sung Jun, Xiajin Zhu, and Amy Bellmore, “Learning from Bullying Traces in Social Media,” 2012,

6. Wikipedia, s.v. “Troll (Internet),” last modified March 11, 2013,

7. “11 Facts About Cyber Bullying,”

8. Staff, “Take Th@t! His Tweets Uplift Bullied Classmates,” updated August 17, 2012,

9. Stomp Out Bullying homepage,

10. Secret Mean Stinks Facebook Group,

11. Private conversation with retired school principal, Oakland, CA.

12. Norman Herr, “Television and Health,” Internet Resources to Accompany The Sourcebook for Teaching Science, 2007,

13. Amy Jussel, review of Sext Up Kids: How Children are Becoming Hypersexualized, directed by Maureen Palmer and produced by Rick LeGuerrier and Timothy M. Hogan of Dream Street Pictures in association with CBC,

14. Reg Bailey and UK Department for Education, Letting Children be Children: Report of an Independent Review of the Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Childhood (The Stationery Office, 2011).

15. Luis von Ahn, quoted in Josh Seftel, “Games With a Purpose,” NOVA scienceNOW, April 1, 2009,

16. Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, quoted in Ellen Goodman, “Battling Our Culture Is Parents’ Task,” Chicago Tribune, August 18, 1993. Whitehead’s current studies can be found at

17. Violence Policy Center, “Gun Violence,” 2013,

18. Serena Gordon, “TV Time May Not Be Benign,” HealthDay News, April 3, 2009,

19. Common Sense Media, “Media + Child and Adolescent Health: A Systematic Review,” November 2008,; Harvard School of Public Health, “Television Watching and ‘Sit Time,’” The Obesity Prevention Source,

20. Truth on Earth Band, “Take Action: Effects of Media Exposure,”

21. Bill Davidow, “Exploiting the Neuroscience of Internet Addiction,” Atlantic, July 18, 2012.

22. Hilarie Cash and Kim McDaniel, Video Games and Your Kids: How Parents Stay in Control (Enumclaw, WA: Issues Press/Idyll Arbor, 2008).

23. Anthony Doerr, “Garbage Night,” Morning News, February 26, 2007,

24. Jonathan H. Liu, “The 5 Best Toys of All Time,” Wired, January 31, 2011,

25. Howard Chudacoff, quoted in Alix Spiegel, “Old-Fashioned Play Builds Serious Skills,” NPR, February 21, 2008,

26. National Wildlife Federation, “Health Benefits,”

27. “11 Facts About Cyber Bullying,”

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