One that has long annoyed me is the idea that kids are inherently computer-savvy digirati. I don’t know why this myth gets any traction. It takes time and experience to develop a digital skill set. Kids are inherently not computer-savvy. They have to overcome a relative lack of experience to drawn upon for understanding. When I’ve helped kids improve their digital skill set, I’ve not been able to use the same metaphors an analogies that work well with adults.
What I have found, however, is kids generally don’t fear the technology and are determined to be its master rather than the other way around.”