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The problems in picking out the standard of knowledge at the Internet--in specific, the results of huge entry and questionable credibility for formative years and studying.

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Case, Intellectual Development from Birth to Adulthood; Jean Piaget, The Child and Reality: Problems of Genetic Psychology (New York: Penguin, 1976). 25. For instance, Shalom M. Fisch, Susan K. McCann-Brown, and David I. Cohen, Young Children’s Comprehension of Educational Television: The Role of Visual Information and Intonation, Media Psychology 3 (2001): 365–78. 26. Eastin, Yang, and Nathanson, Children of the Net. 27. Linda F. Alwitt, Daniel R. Anderson, Elizabeth P. Lorch, and Stephen R. Levin, Preschool Children’s Visual Attention to Attributes of Television, Human Communication Research 7 (1980): 52–67.

37 Little of this research, however, has considered children specifically. Of the few studies that have investigated how children evaluate online information, most suggest that many children do not recognize that some information posted on the Web might be incorrect and should be questioned. 38 Qualitative analyses of interviews with nine- and tenyear-old students similarly suggest that when selecting information online, children rarely question its accuracy,39 and only a small number of students showed any skepticism toward the accuracy or credibility of the information they found.

Org (retrieved November 14, 2006). 103. Bennett, Civic Life Online. 104. Harris, Challenges to Teaching Credibility Assessment in Contemporary Schooling. 105. Weingarten, Credibility, Politics, and Public Policy. Citation: Eastin, Matthew S. " Digital Media, Youth, and Credibility. Edited by Miriam J. Metzger and Andrew J. Flanagin. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2008. 29–48. 029 Copyright: c 2008 Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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