Calling smartphone equipped teenagers 'digital natives' is a mistake because a smartphone makes you a consumer rather than a native of anything.

If you want a child to become a digital native give them an actual computer instead of a corporate controlled and curated consumer device.

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@polychrome digital native, at least as the phrase was coined, means someone has not experienced a lack of digital technology. Because present experience is always changing native ends up being a meaningless designation. Perhaps “handheld limited” would be what you mean.

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