50 pages 1 hour read

Ray Bradbury

The Veldt

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1950

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Discussion/Analysis Prompt

To what extent are parents/guardians responsible for their children’s technology use? At what age should a person be responsible for their own use or misuse of technology? How do the events and characters in “The Veldt” connect to your ideas and reasoning about these questions?

Teaching Suggestion: To help jumpstart this discussion, you might consider having students read   “Who or What Is to Blame for the Misuse of Data, Technology or Those Who Control It?” and “Impact of Technology on Kids Today (and Tomorrow).” These articles present some of the considerations students should apply to these questions.

Differentiation Suggestion: For a more interactive approach, and one that might benefit auditory and kinesthetic learners, consider staging a debate: One group researches and defends the stance that children are responsible for their own technology use, while the other group researches and defends the stance that parents/guardians are responsible for their children’s technology use.