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Hispanic Families Lack Access to Digital Media, Online Educational Content

Feb 18, 2015

LATINOS LACK ACCESS: Learning from watching educational shows on TV may seem outdated, but it’s a reality for many Hispanic-Latino families, which are less likely than their white counterparts to own e-readers, tablets, laptops and desktop computers, or enjoy high-speed Internet access.

That’s just one of the major findings in the latest survey from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, which surveyed 683 Hispanic parents of children ages 2 to 10 about their media consumption habits. Among this group, children in Spanish-only households are considerably less than their bilingual counterparts to use games and online videos and games for educational purposes.

The report is accompanied by a white paper exploring the role of media in Latino families, and a policy brief with five recommendations for education leaders and policymakers looking to narrow the digital divide. 

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Hispanic Families Lack Access to Digital Media, Online Educational Content

Feb 18, 2015

LATINOS LACK ACCESS: Learning from watching educational shows on TV may seem outdated, but it’s a reality for many Hispanic-Latino families, which are less likely than their white counterparts to own e-readers, tablets, laptops and desktop computers, or enjoy high-speed Internet access.

That’s just one of the major findings in the latest survey from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, which surveyed 683 Hispanic parents of children ages 2 to 10 about their media consumption habits. Among this group, children in Spanish-only households are considerably less than their bilingual counterparts to use games and online videos and games for educational purposes.

The report is accompanied by a white paper exploring the role of media in Latino families, and a policy brief with five recommendations for education leaders and policymakers looking to narrow the digital divide. 

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