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LeVar Burton: ‘Kids Deserve More & They Will Use What We Give Them’

Many parents worry about how their kids use digital devices. Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton offered some simple advice for making sure our kids get the most out of this new technology. Here’s an excerpt from the video interview (embedded above):

These devices are not going to go away. There’s always going to be a lot of mindless (and mind-numbing) content available. It’s always necessary to have balance, and we want to be a part of that balance. We want to bring the alternative. I think the technology is capable of so much more and kids deserve more. They will use what we give them. I believe all media is educational. The question is, what are we teaching them?

Follow these links to get more literary and media advice from Burton.

Part 1: LeVar Burton on the Future of Reading Rainbow & Printed Books

Part 2: ‘We’re sacrificing our kids’

Part 3: How Science Fiction Influences Technology

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