America's Children and the Information Superhighway

Wendy Lazarus
September 1, 1994

This report is divided into two sections: first, a Briefing Book which describes how the information superhighway affects today's children in the future job market, at school and in their homes and communities; second, a set of National Children's Goals and an Action Plan for achieving them.

The report is designed to move the debate about the information superhighway beyond technical and financial questions, to what ultimately will matter most: the impact upon America's children, families and communities. It attempts to strike a balance, describing both the potential benefits and the threats of the new technologies in a way that can help Americans decide which of the potential uses they want for their children. At times we indicate that some technologies are far in the future for most Americans?even though a small number may be currently using them.