New Data Captures Information about Technology, Media and Latino Families

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Image courtesy of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Image courtesy of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Bruce Fuller, Ph.D., José Lizárraga, and James H. Gray, Ph.D. share highlights from The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Wrokshop report Digital Media and Latino Families in the post “A Blizzard of Digital Content for Latino Children and Families.”  This report examines the types of technology tools available to Latino families and use of technology in the home of Latino families, which reveal two digital disparities – technology ownership and heavier use of digital media for entertainment purposes.

In addition to this, the research analyzes the digital media content aimed at Latino children and families.  When looking at the digital media, researchers found that “an increasing number of apps do offer versions in Spanish. But, more deeply, these applications rarely allow parents to teach their children about cultural heritage, social values and assets, or forms of social cooperation emphasized by many Latino families.”

Read more about A Blizzard of Digital Content for Latino Children and Families from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center

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