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Kids have to navigate such a complex world today. School taught me to look at a news article and understand the motivations behind why the author wrote what they did. Now they have to apply this thinking to so many more aspects of life, such as why the things they use behave the way they do and what the motivations of the designers are.

From the latest Herts for Learning eSafety parent newsletter (not online yet at the time of writing):

The whole notion of making social media platform more addictive is harmful. Where you deliberately design them to play on people’s angst it is downright odious.

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